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Title: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on May 26, 2010, 09:08:25 pm
Goddamnit, why is there no official thread for animal pictures? I am fixing this right now.

(http://actinglikeanimals.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/129192050384173469.jpg?w=500&h=542)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jay-ell on May 26, 2010, 09:15:53 pm
Moar pleez

Could you post about, oh, 29 more pictures, each in a separate post? That would be rad.

Thx,
 -- Me
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 26, 2010, 09:16:41 pm
I believe that is Caplin Rous, possibly the world's only popsicle eating capybara. More here: http://gianthamster.com/ (http://gianthamster.com/)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on May 26, 2010, 09:17:06 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3102/2917957751_820a2653ba.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 26, 2010, 09:18:38 pm
I highly approve of the way this thread is going.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 26, 2010, 09:19:48 pm
(http://www.zooborns.com/.a/6a010535647bf3970b013480a3e134970c-pi)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jay-ell on May 26, 2010, 10:00:21 pm
Just a reminder: I have frog fear.

I gasped audibly and recoiled from my laptop screen just now. Yes, like a little wussy wuss.

Let us never speak of this again.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Bobby Isosceles on May 26, 2010, 10:06:52 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7e/Animal_%28Muppet%29.png)

amidoinitrite
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jay-ell on May 26, 2010, 10:14:02 pm
(http://www.thenerge.com/wp-content/uploads/baby-hippo.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on May 26, 2010, 10:56:42 pm
(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/160/396633177_78d0622fc5_m.jpg)

Did you know there's a TOUAMB pool on Flickr.com (http://www.flickr.com/groups/touamb/pool/)?  What?  You never read the news box up there?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 27, 2010, 12:45:45 am
Just a reminder: I have frog fear.

I guess I better not see if there are any pictures to post from this news story headlined "Millions of Frogs Force Closure of Highway in Greece."
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jay-ell on May 27, 2010, 12:54:00 am
I guess I better not see if there are any pictures to post from this news story headlined "Millions of Frogs Force Closure of Highway in Greece."

Please and thank you. I think that would probably cause me to have a stroke.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on May 27, 2010, 01:02:00 am
I guess I better not see if there are any pictures to post from this news story headlined "Millions of Frogs Force Closure of Highway in Greece."

Out of respect I won't post any or insist that you do, but for those among us without an aversion to frogs, search for news on this because there are some cool fuck*ng photos.

Edit: JL, don't read below, but for the rest of you, how could you resist a quote like this:

"There was a carpet of frogs," Chief Thanoglou said.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 27, 2010, 01:07:00 am
Otherwise, how about this:

(http://www.zooborns.com/.a/6a010535647bf3970b013481f543c5970c-pi)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jay-ell on May 27, 2010, 01:16:20 am
Out of respect I won't post any or insist that you do, but for those among us without an aversion to frogs, search for news on this because there are some cook fuck*ng photos.

Edit: JL, don't read below, but for the rest of you, how could you resist a quote like this:

"There was a carpet of frogs," Chief Thanoglou said.

Why, oh WHY, did I let my curiosity get the best of me? "It's just text," I thought. "How bad could it be?"

Gaaaagggggg...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on May 27, 2010, 01:27:53 am
Yeah, that wasn't fair of me. But frog lovers, check this shit out.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on May 27, 2010, 01:34:03 am
jay-ell, do NOT watch magnolia by p.t. anderson.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on May 27, 2010, 01:39:55 am
That was the first thing that came to my mind! And then the verse from Exodus: and I will smite all thy borders with frogs. Greece is being punished, biblical-style.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jay-ell on May 27, 2010, 01:46:14 am
Somebody let me know when somebody posts more baby hippo pictures, or something.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on May 27, 2010, 01:49:13 am
A peace offering:

(http://www.thepowerhour.com/images/baby_hippo.jpg)

Wait, you're cool with tortoises right?

(http://www.thepowerhour.com/images/baby_hippo3.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 27, 2010, 01:54:49 am
(http://weirdimals.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/babypygmyhippo1.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jay-ell on May 27, 2010, 01:57:03 am
ZOMG!

Cute attack!

*faints*
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on May 27, 2010, 01:59:44 am
(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/43054000/jpg/_43054689_416hippo1_afp.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on May 27, 2010, 02:56:46 am
(http://jcwinnie.biz/wordpress/imageSnag/clouseau.jpg)

(http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/1580-2/weeping-frenchman.jpg)

(http://idrinkonthejob.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/frenchman1.jpg)

(http://www.clipartheaven.com/clipart/international/people_-_cartoons/frenchman.gif)

Ribbit.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on May 27, 2010, 06:34:08 am
(http://cheezdailysquee.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/129165224792374002.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on May 27, 2010, 12:49:42 pm
(http://cheezdailysquee.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/129165224792374002.jpg)

... or GTFO
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on May 27, 2010, 01:18:53 pm
I have a fear of spiders. I'm giving you this information in confidence; use it well.

Also:

I want a Pallas' Cat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallas%27s_Cat) so bad you wouldn't believe. You know you must be a gorgeous specimen when you stand out among felines. Cute fuckers! (and, wel, since I'm wishing, I want a Savannah cat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah_%28cat%29), too...)

(http://www.biolib.cz/IMG/GAL/10522.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v486/MapleStar/PallasCatKittens.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on May 27, 2010, 01:21:22 pm
how you doin

(http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l1z2a6oylq1qzekdio1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on May 27, 2010, 01:56:02 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2918805992_74467d61eb.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 28, 2010, 06:35:29 am
(http://www.zooborns.com/.a/6a010535647bf3970b0133eef5d469970b-pi)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on May 30, 2010, 08:41:54 pm
Splish splash
(http://cuteoverload.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/3525383540_bf346a7629_b.jpg?w=560&h=603)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on May 30, 2010, 09:38:14 pm
A PSA featuring the North American House Hippo. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBfi8OEz0rA)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 30, 2010, 10:02:00 pm
all this cuteness is starting to make my ovaries ache.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on May 30, 2010, 11:17:01 pm
A PSA featuring the North American House Hippo. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBfi8OEz0rA)

Once again youtube comments are better than the video:

"i was like....4~6 when they ran this commercial and it seriously confused the shit out of me...i left peanut butter on toast out on my kitchen floor for a while before i realized they werent real :/ "
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 31, 2010, 01:48:19 pm
(http://www.zooborns.com/.a/6a010535647bf3970b0133ef5a648d970b-pi)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 31, 2010, 01:48:40 pm
Once again youtube comments are better than the video:

"i was like....4~6 when they ran this commercial and it seriously confused the shit out of me...i left peanut butter on toast out on my kitchen floor for a while before i realized they werent real :/ "

Aaaawwwwwww.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on May 31, 2010, 10:45:26 pm
A PSA featuring the North American House Hippo. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBfi8OEz0rA)

It's not nearly as large as I would have imagined.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on June 01, 2010, 04:20:07 pm
those peanut butter foot prints are teh cute.  Also, at the time this aired, I was dating a guy who was more into me than I was into him, he asked me what I wanted for my b'day and I said didn't want anything from him, but he insisted so I said "get me a house hippo" and to my surprise he got me a tiny toy hippo. 
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on June 04, 2010, 10:57:54 am
Huuuugs!
(http://cheezdailysquee.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/129192744434875910.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on June 04, 2010, 09:44:38 pm
Wow.  "Squee" is about right.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 07, 2010, 11:49:49 pm
(http://www.zooborns.com/.a/6a010535647bf3970b0134836853bd970c-pi)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on June 07, 2010, 11:58:01 pm
(http://swenglishrantings.com/swenglishrantings/Bilder/News/platypusTwins.jpg)
(http://likethespider.com/wp-content/uploads/puggle.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on July 18, 2010, 02:27:18 am
this is the cutest sloth orphanage (http://vimeo.com/11712103) video i have ever seen.  it made me think of wombat, for some reason.

this is the cutest sloth orphanage rap (http://vimeo.com/11870737) video made by a cute nerdy hipster chick i have ever seen.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: robot_god on July 18, 2010, 09:18:47 am
Are vids cool?  Has anyone not seen the ninja bear?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEI6lH1QDSk

Note: dont miss :50 - 1:20
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on July 22, 2010, 09:40:21 pm
Was that play?  Because it looked like the bear was being creative...and somehow I didn't think they were capable of that.  Training?  Pretty amazing nonetheless.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: fanta on August 09, 2010, 08:08:14 am
my kitty cat plays so why not a bear.  sometimes my kitty kat when getting real silly would give me a crazy look, lock his leg joints, and proceed to jump up and down, with all four paws leaving the ground simultaneously, and whilst doing this, he would travel sideways across the floor either away from or towards me, basically taunting me.  Looks kinda like some experimental awkward martian rover ***** or something when he moves like that.  Here's a cat, one of the animals most capable of graceful movement, deliberately making his movements all *****-like and awkward, just for the fun of it.  When he was a kitten, he would leap from the ground onto your chest, and if you didn't catch him, he'd dig in with his claws, so you learned real quick to catch him.  I hope to make a business out of selling toys and computer systems for kitty cats.  Think Wii for cats.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: robot_god on August 09, 2010, 09:11:27 am
Here's a cat, one of the animals most capable of graceful movement

Okay, let's do this.  Who is the most graceful animal/species?

Well pound for pound with respect to weight and body fat percentage, it's definitely me.  Like I would slaughter Jack Black in a dance-off, easy.  But if I had to pick something else...

Jellyfi$h?  Always a stark display and their whole essence is pretty much just pure movement.  But does that really equate to grace?  Don't think so.  But a contender.

Cats got to be up there, the litheness, swagger, creativity.  Easily top the whole feline family if not only for weighing the least for their frames.  Always looking sleek especially ones with beautifully proportioned patterns on their coats.  Propensity to always act in charge of the situation.  Really strong contender.

Seems like the universal archtype of our collective subconscious has given the title to the gazelle, but personally I really haven't seen much.  Does the most graceful being also have to win the popular vote?  Probably.

The hoss.  Ultimate combination of strength and speed.  Triumphant posture.  Always dancing in their movements like figure skaters of grass.  Expressive and extrovertive, they seem to wear their souls as large as any being.

I got it.

Those japanese cranes.  I saw this documentary once about rare, typically annual, large animal gatherings.  Can't remember the series or even the channel that produced it, but probably BBC.  They explained how the cranes mate for life and the couples develop dances together, and the gathering is basically an annual dance party WHAT.  They showed a couple perform set to classical music and I swear I started fuck*ng tearing up from the beauty.

Guess what, guys, when we all decide to go back in time together, me and my crane wife are GONNA SERVE YOUR ASSES.  'Cause I'm the most graceful, hah.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: fanta on August 11, 2010, 06:40:44 am
On the plane recently they showed a movie filmed somewhere where there is water (australia?) and there were these sardines or something similar and so the sharks were chasing and eating the schools of sardines and so were the sea lions (or was it dolphins?  I forget. something like that in any case.)  And then there were birds, sea gulls or something like that I assume, and the birds were diving into the water and swimming around to eat the giraffees too.  So you had three very different species all going nom nom nom nom on the sardines _at the same time_ wierdest fuck*ng thing.  They had underwater cameras probably in ziplock bags or something to keep the water out so you got a pretty good view of all the action.  I should googletube that to see if I can post it for you to look at.  But I'm not sure how to describe it in a search engine friendly way.  If anyone can find it snickers to you.


Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on August 11, 2010, 01:54:36 pm
somewhere where there is water


I think you need to narrow it down more than that. 
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on August 11, 2010, 02:31:51 pm
Was it Oceans (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765128/)?  Haven't seen it, but I flew United this weekend and I noticed it in their list of in-flight movies.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: robot_god on August 11, 2010, 08:01:14 pm
Oh yeah, I actually saw that one but it wasn't as good as the animal gatherings overall.  But ever since ninjavideo.net went down, I don't watch no nature documentaries any more.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 12, 2010, 12:35:47 am
(http://i799.photobucket.com/albums/yy277/tamara_kulikova/tapir_small.jpg)

Baby tapir belly rub. (http://tamara-kulikova.blogspot.com/2010/08/baby-tapir.html)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on August 13, 2010, 03:26:28 am
(http://www.zooborns.com/.a/6a010535647bf3970b0133f2f76789970b-pi)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: fanta on August 13, 2010, 07:01:03 am
Was it Oceans (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765128/)?  Haven't seen it, but I flew United this weekend and I noticed it in their list of in-flight movies.

Yes I know AW I need to narrow it down more but that's the problem I don't know more precise than what I said.

It might have been "Oceans" it looked like it was filmed in an ocean.  I don't remember what airline it was however.  It was between Chicago and San Francisco and it was non-stop.  There was a guy from Singapore sitting next to me on the way back.  He was shockingly uninformed about the U.S.  I guess maybe people who live in a country with a somewhat autocratic government just get in the habit of not thinking too much about questions about the world in general?  Anyway.  He was a nice guy.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on August 17, 2010, 11:11:19 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/aTxnV.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on August 19, 2010, 11:57:57 pm
Not sure what kind of animal that is...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 20, 2010, 12:17:29 am
That's a coati from a really weird angle.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: fanta on August 20, 2010, 07:40:23 am
http://blogs.laweekly.com/stylecouncil/candy-land/pets-who-want-to-kill-themselv/

http://blogs.laweekly.com/stylecouncil/candy-land/pets-who-want-to-kill-themselv/index.php?page=2

http://blogs.laweekly.com/stylecouncil/candy-land/pets-who-want-to-kill-themselv/index.php?page=3

cute
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jay-ell on August 20, 2010, 04:06:07 pm
Animals behaving...sadly?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on August 20, 2010, 05:34:09 pm
Meet the sloths. (http://vimeo.com/11712103)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on August 20, 2010, 08:46:24 pm
(http://www.sfwchan.com/pics/87284636.jpg) (http://"http://www.sfwchan.com/index.php?id=4995")

Guess you're going to have to click for bigger, having issues with the resizing.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on August 21, 2010, 03:55:42 pm
Meet the sloths. (http://vimeo.com/11712103)
that sloth at the end was The Most Adorable Thing.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on August 21, 2010, 05:41:34 pm
the favorite among my pals is the one who grabs the teddy bear thing, and then falls over.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on August 23, 2010, 04:45:25 pm
that sloth at the end was The Most Adorable Thing.
That was Supreme Munificence Karma Sloth, recently back from a pilgrimage to Tibet.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on August 23, 2010, 05:41:22 pm
a lot of them remind me of star wars, for some reason.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on August 25, 2010, 02:24:01 am
OMG SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME MR. Q IS BEHIND THIS SITE

http://hungoverowls.tumblr.com/
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on August 25, 2010, 03:38:59 am
holy shit that wins the linkdump award of the week (prize is one tcodp)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on September 26, 2010, 04:40:51 pm
Giant Wombat (http://io9.com/5641469/where-once-the-giant-wombat-roamed-only-footprints-remain/)!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 26, 2010, 04:48:08 pm
And marsupial tapirs!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on September 26, 2010, 07:21:58 pm
You know how polar bears cover their nose with a paw, because they have black noses? How does the polar bear know his nose is black (did he see other polar bears with black noses and then assume he also has a black nose? Or see and understand a reflection in water?) and then reason it out that if only he would hide his nose, he would be invisible while he is hunting because the rest of him is white and blends in with the snow around him? That seems like a lot of thinking for a polar bear.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: robot_god on September 26, 2010, 08:09:42 pm
Probably watch a parent or clan mate do it.

It's ok to call polar bears a clan, right?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on September 26, 2010, 09:21:47 pm
Well yeah, generation to generation I get it, but who was the innovative thoughtful bear who realized what was up, how did he or she figure it out? I want that bear on my product development team. Get me that bear on the phone. The nose covering bear.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on September 26, 2010, 10:04:04 pm
maybe they started noticing that the ones who covered their noses didnt get spotted, and it caught on from there.  there are trendy polar bears, just like there are trendy people.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 26, 2010, 10:23:56 pm
I hate to burst your bubble, but:

Quote
Contrary to a legend among native hunters, polar bears do not cover their black noses while lying in wait for seals. Canadian biologist Ian Stirling, who has spent several thousand hours watching polar bears hunt, has never seen this behavior. Nor have other scientists.

http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/polar-bears/bear-essentials-polar-style/myths-and-misconceptions (http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/polar-bears/bear-essentials-polar-style/myths-and-misconceptions)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on September 27, 2010, 01:28:01 am
Ok so my first instinct was right, that IS too much thinking for a polar bear.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 27, 2010, 01:51:51 am
I think that even if this story were true, it's something that could evolve without thought.  For instance, when the number one pug was a puppy and played with other dogs, she'd sometimes crouch down like she didn't want to be seen in the tall grass - even when there was no tall grass. So it was obviously more instinctive than thinky. If animals that happened to crouch down a bit (or cover their nose) when stalking prey were more successful, they could leave more descendants that did the same even without being aware of what they were doing.

Not to say that animals don't think, just that I wouldn't hire my dog on the basis of that particular behavior without a more in-depth interview.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Doc on September 27, 2010, 02:01:03 am
This reminds me of one of my favourite neuropsych experiments.
Basically you  put a dot of sweet food stuff, like icing, one a monkey or an ape's (or a person's) forehead without them noticing and stick them in front of a mirror. Monkeys up to gibbons I think and children under the age of about two won't correlate what they see in the mirror with themselves so if they interact with it at all they'll try to take the food off the mirror or reach behind/through the mirror to get at it. Apes (and older humans, obviously) will see their reflection and reach to the spot on their face where the food is.
I can't find the video from the lecture where I heard it originally but this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-pc_M2qI74) is fairly similar.
The cool thing is that if you follow the phylogenetic tree in primates after a certain point all the 'more evolved' species can do this and the ones up that point can't, which means there was a definite that a past ancestor acquired the ability to be self aware, the same way one acquired opposable thumbs. Point being that a polar bear probably doesn't have the right brain bits to be self aware enough to cover their nose, but a chimp might, which I think is cool.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on September 27, 2010, 05:01:05 am
This reminds me of one of my favourite neuropsych experiments.
Basically you  put a dot of sweet food stuff, like icing, one a monkey or an ape's (or a person's) forehead without them noticing and stick them in front of a mirror. Monkeys up to gibbons I think and children under the age of about two won't correlate what they see in the mirror with themselves so if they interact with it at all they'll try to take the food off the mirror or reach behind/through the mirror to get at it. Apes (and older humans, obviously) will see their reflection and reach to the spot on their face where the food is.
I can't find the video from the lecture where I heard it originally but this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-pc_M2qI74) is fairly similar.
The cool thing is that if you follow the phylogenetic tree in primates after a certain point all the 'more evolved' species can do this and the ones up that point can't, which means there was a definite that a past ancestor acquired the ability to be self aware, the same way one acquired opposable thumbs. Point being that a polar bear probably doesn't have the right brain bits to be self aware enough to cover their nose, but a chimp might, which I think is cool.

The "got your nose" trick, on the other hand, was first discovered by Homo habilis.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on September 27, 2010, 04:04:00 pm
Did they also invent the "what's that on your chest?" - points - whips finger up your face when you look down - thing?  'cos that might explain why they're extinct now.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Lister on September 28, 2010, 06:49:01 am
Homo Habilis - the first hominid known to have gone extinct due to fake handshakes.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on September 28, 2010, 03:15:25 pm
"Up High, Down Low, Too Slow" was introduced by Homo neanderthalensis
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on November 01, 2010, 12:16:45 am
(http://cheezdailysquee.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/ea81eac4-f6c1-497b-b6b2-c2076667ef29.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on November 01, 2010, 04:00:18 am
The other pug costumes were cute but that shit is harsh. That poor fuckin' dog.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on November 01, 2010, 11:12:06 am
Yeah, looks like a costume design major went on an adderall binge.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 01, 2010, 12:58:33 pm
That dog looks extremely disabled, I suspect she can't walk much on her own anyway so she probably doesn't mind.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Doc on November 01, 2010, 01:20:23 pm
But Gone with the Woof scans so much better.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 01, 2010, 02:40:19 pm
The poor girl does look somewhat better right-side up, really, but I can't find a source that lets me embed the image.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimkiernan/5113128833/in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jimkiernan/5113128833/in/photostream/)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on November 01, 2010, 05:57:45 pm
Re: Polar bears

Not sure if I ever mentioned it, but I saw a polar bear at work once. It walked by the back of our box van, about 30 feet away. Sort of an uncomfortable moment. They look much different when they're not in the zoo behind three enormous fences.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 01, 2010, 06:05:27 pm
OMG. Don't mess with bears. (http://animalsbehavingbadly.blogspot.com/2010/11/real-bear-problem.html)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on November 01, 2010, 10:01:43 pm
Yesterday my dog somehow chased a squirrel into the house.  This wasn't immediately obvious because she's not much of a barker.  She just ran back and forth through the house making her 'worried' noise once the squirrel had hidden in my daughter's dresser out of reach.  My wife eventually twigged to something weird being up, and sent me into the room to see "if any sort of wild animal" was in there. 

I was watching the Niners attempting to lose to Denver, so it was with great annoyance that I went in there expecting to find a spider, or perhaps a cranefly.  Immediately after entering the room I smelled "wild mammal" funk however and with knocking heart scouted around until I saw a grizzled gray and orange rump crammed into a crevice behind the dresser.  I extracted it with gardening gloves and a heavy towel (those suckers can bite).  I carried it back towards the outside swaddled in the towel with only its head poking out. 

My wife almost flipped out when she saw it (I'm pretty sure she thought the commotion was bogus as well), but then decided it looked really cute all peacefully huddled in its towel (it did).  I almost spoiled everything by breaking into Ray Stevens' Mississippi Squirrel Revival song, which alarmed the squirrel all over again and required me regaining control of it.  I cut the nature lesson for the kids short and hurried outside to put it in a tree where it headed for high branches - not too much worse for wear.

Combined with the kill she managed a few years ago, my dog now qualifies for the "mighty hunter" appellation.  I'll see about adding that to her pedigree.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on November 01, 2010, 10:14:44 pm
No, bears are friendly (http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/polardog.asp)!

But people are stupid (http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bearfarm.asp).
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 01, 2010, 11:54:26 pm
Dude got a $20k fine.  Now what's he gonna do when the bears come around looking to be fed.  I think his yard is going to be a very unsafe place for a good while.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on November 02, 2010, 12:10:47 am
OMG. Don't mess with bears. (http://animalsbehavingbadly.blogspot.com/2010/11/real-bear-problem.html)

That blog is awesome. It reminds me of Animals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJwr2JLjc4c) by Talking Heads. The video is entirely thread appropriate, but is mostly dumb, though a couple of the photos are keepers.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 02, 2010, 12:30:40 am
Dude got a $20k fine.  Now what's he gonna do when the bears come around looking to be fed.  I think his yard is going to be a very unsafe place for a good while.

Maybe he better keep feeding and start saving up for the next fine.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on November 02, 2010, 04:19:47 pm
I'm assuming they just mean the control box is for indoor installation only. Otherwise, man, what's up with those crazy kids of yours?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on November 02, 2010, 04:33:22 pm
Hmmm, might help keep the liquor cabinet more secure...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on November 02, 2010, 05:01:27 pm
Don't you have homeless people where you live?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 02, 2010, 05:34:05 pm
Buy a live chicken.  You can test the fence and cook dinner at the same time.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on November 02, 2010, 05:53:22 pm
"It ain't much different than licking a 9-volt battery."
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on November 02, 2010, 06:42:47 pm
Just keep tossing him against the fence until he comes round again. Wear gloves.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on November 10, 2010, 05:51:42 pm
i didn't know where else to put this.

http://whydidyoubuymethat.com/post/947959548/pug-bag
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 10, 2010, 06:37:05 pm
I'm sure no one will be surprised to learn that I own a pug purse. It's much fancier than that one, though.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on November 10, 2010, 07:26:48 pm
Is it made of real pug?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 10, 2010, 07:31:18 pm
Not unless I've somehow missed the fact that real pugs come in red and gold brocade.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Doc on November 11, 2010, 12:29:14 am
Ah, the Indian rouge variety.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on November 11, 2010, 04:49:11 pm
Louis Vuitton Chihuahua Purse (http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/garage-sale-warrior/2010/04/taxidermy-alert.html).
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 11, 2010, 06:35:27 pm
Whoa. That is... remarkable.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Doc on November 12, 2010, 09:35:56 am
Louis Vuitton Chihuahua Purse (http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/garage-sale-warrior/2010/04/taxidermy-alert.html).

I'm pretty cool with dead things but that is weird.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on November 12, 2010, 03:19:55 pm
 More from the same artist (some is NSFW) (http://merylsmith.blogspot.com/).  Cute and creepy seems to be her thing.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on November 12, 2010, 05:13:09 pm
That is a hell of a Halloween costume.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Doc on November 13, 2010, 12:28:22 am
That is a hell of a Halloween costume.

The giving birth one or the timothy treadwell one?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on November 14, 2010, 01:54:56 am
Oh, the giving birth one.  I was imagining dancing with her. 
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on November 14, 2010, 02:50:54 am
Oh, the giving birth one.  I was imagining dancing with her. 

I wonder how she is for walking on her hands.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on December 10, 2010, 03:32:34 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ld52jsTw5J1qz7q4xo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 10, 2010, 10:17:30 am
Now that's just wrong.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on December 10, 2010, 03:15:19 pm
Now that's just wrong. HILARIOUS.

(ftfy)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on December 11, 2010, 04:04:39 am
My husband just snuck the dog onto the bed and started cuddling him.  He denied it when I called to him from the office, but this is the video proof of what I discovered. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezWVSLgCIeM)

My voice doesn't usually sound like this, nor is my home typically this messy - I have a horrible cold right now.  To my embarrassment, I do passingly say "eh" in this clip, confirming the stereotype.  And yes, the Thai food was delicious.

Things had only increased in both cuteness and dorkiness when I returned to further investigate. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyBWyY3MDVM)  Note that my husband both put away the Game Boy and changed the channel after my comment - not realizing that dorkiness is something I admire in him.  (I went back to check on him and he's fast asleep, so clearly it didn't upset him all that much.)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: JorgeFabregas on December 11, 2010, 04:15:55 am
Canned for spouse/pet vids. The first one is titled "Morty on the bed" and youtube suggests a video titled "Mortimer under the bed?!?!?" as related. As if someone misheard you and conjured up that video in response.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 11, 2010, 02:04:16 pm
omg the ears!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on December 11, 2010, 03:42:18 pm
omg the ears!

The ears are really what corgis are all about.  He has an issue though, as the kitties want to clean inside them, and he is absolutely opposed.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 12, 2010, 10:50:26 pm
Capybaras get a Japanese hot bath. (http://www.japanprobe.com/2010/12/13/capybara-hot-spring-at-zoo-in-japan/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JapanProbe+%28Japan+Probe%29)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on January 04, 2011, 05:59:37 am
Sorry this isn't a fuzzy story, but what about those dead birds (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/us/04beebe.html?src=twrhp)? Seems biblical. Oh shit! Could this be the The End (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40885541/ns/us_news-life/?gt1=43001)?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on January 04, 2011, 08:34:25 am
And the giraffe (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/01/03/132621511/arkansas-mysteries-why-did-thousands-of-giraffe-and-birds-suddenly-die?sc=17&f=1001), too!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on January 04, 2011, 01:44:44 pm
And the giraffe (http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/01/03/132621511/arkansas-mysteries-why-did-thousands-of-giraffe-and-birds-suddenly-die?sc=17&f=1001), too!

Damn, that would be a hell of a story.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on January 04, 2011, 11:34:46 pm
Giraffe all raining down from the sky - crushing cars, logjamming streets, piling up in dry swimming pools like scattered fiddlesticks.  Plus the inevitable ones landing neck-down in chimneys.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Doc on January 05, 2011, 01:59:32 am
One hilariously lands on a trampoline.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on January 05, 2011, 04:27:48 am
I don't care what the Pope says, giraffes shouldn't use trampolines
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on January 10, 2011, 12:37:05 am
(http://i.imgur.com/6he2s.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on January 10, 2011, 04:35:35 pm
Penguin practicing Ashiatsu massage?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on January 10, 2011, 07:03:44 pm
Testing the flotation dynamics and swimming abilities of giraffes by way of computational analysis. (http://scienceblogs.com/tetrapodzoology/2010/06/giraffe_flotation_dynamics.php)  Really.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jay-ell on January 10, 2011, 07:05:36 pm
I was sure that was another filter gone wacky.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on January 10, 2011, 07:51:58 pm
Crap!  Another 40 minutes down the intarweb hole.  Lots of cool reading linkage there.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on January 10, 2011, 09:30:55 pm
I was sure that was another filter gone wacky.

I know. I couldn't decide whether that would be a disappointment or not.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 17, 2011, 09:46:50 pm
(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lf6cksN7wq1qa6z3eo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on January 26, 2011, 09:48:20 am
(http://cheezdailysquee.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/3ee71c45-a500-48e5-a771-ffaba0c5ae58.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on February 09, 2011, 09:46:22 pm
Tapir nuzzles capybara (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osvb83H6RsU&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 09, 2011, 09:57:31 pm
tapirs give me the fuckin creeps with their noses.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on February 09, 2011, 11:32:01 pm
It's a good thing there isn't also an anteater in that video or my head would explode.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on February 18, 2011, 03:42:33 pm
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ley23wtGXx1qaaowno1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on April 08, 2011, 01:52:49 pm
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JyKbsB2AmIY/TZr1DLkOKHI/AAAAAAAAAC0/Eihah-muMvg/s1600/temp.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on April 08, 2011, 02:36:33 pm
That panda is fixing to whip somebody's ass.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 08, 2011, 07:18:42 pm
Nooo!
Algorithm finds the hairy-nosed wombat not worth saving (http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/04/algorithm-finds-the-hairy-nosed-wombat-not-worth-saving/237011/)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on April 08, 2011, 08:06:18 pm
I think that's a terrible headline.  Very misleading.

It's not that the wombat's not "worth saving", whatever that means.  It's that we couldn't save it even if we tried, so we might as well spend the money on something we can save.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 08, 2011, 08:32:34 pm
A friend on Facebook commented "This goes under the heading of "no one will challenge you if you say you used a computer to do it." "
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on April 10, 2011, 10:06:11 pm
a big-assed pitbull cleans a baby bunny (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75GEzD6wh8o)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on April 19, 2011, 01:59:58 am
(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ljvms6HMls1qatfjgo1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 19, 2011, 02:02:21 am
Where is that from??
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on April 19, 2011, 02:14:22 am
Where is that from??

source (http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/grpjd/the_results_of_over_100_years_of_dog_breeding/)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on April 19, 2011, 07:57:36 pm
Looks like they started with the head.
Or someone's bad at Photoshop.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: JorgeFabregas on April 20, 2011, 02:13:25 am
I have been a fan of Sharky the pit bull for some time.

The deal with the chicks hitching a ride is kind of like the rat-cat-dog guy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D85yrIgA4Nk
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on April 20, 2011, 03:14:42 am
Actual Dog vs Blorp Nugget
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on April 21, 2011, 02:33:12 am
Our zoo just got a capybara! (http://stage.www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/visitors-welcome-at-toucan-ridge-120264749.html?device=mobile)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: KeithHernandez on April 21, 2011, 07:03:02 am
Hahahaha, fuck*ng hilarious.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 21, 2011, 12:55:38 pm
Our zoo just got a capybara! (http://stage.www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/visitors-welcome-at-toucan-ridge-120264749.html?device=mobile)

Delicious.

And timely. In some places it's OK to eat them during Lent.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on April 21, 2011, 03:02:11 pm
Ooh.  That's an exception I'd love to take advantage of.  giraffe gets boring. (I'm guessing Peru or Bolivia are the places).  Capybara are ecclesiastically giraffe?  Or the Padres could get better compliance if they made it so..(more likely).
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 21, 2011, 03:13:29 pm
What I know is down the page a bit here (http://www.rebsig.com/capybara/capymeat.html), more or less confirmed by an expert who told me:

Quote
It is true that capybaras are eaten during Lent, but only in Venezuela, and even there not everywhere. However, its dried and salted meat is highly appreciated and is a traditional lenten dish.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on April 21, 2011, 06:01:35 pm
Yay filter.  Giraffe are mammals at least, though I presume capybaras are closer to guinea pigs.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 21, 2011, 07:14:55 pm
Capybaras are closer to guinea pigs, but semi-aquatic enough to count as Lenten food, apparently.


Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on April 21, 2011, 08:32:42 pm
Sometimes this makes it hard for me to take it seriously.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: CortJstr on April 21, 2011, 11:47:42 pm
I do find it funny to see people on FB complaining "when will Lent be over? I'm so sick of eating seafood every Friday!" Yes, god forbid you eat healthy, delicious, and likely pricey seafood once a week. I never got why Lent was fully vegetarian anyway.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: JorgeFabregas on April 22, 2011, 12:49:17 am
Orthodox Christians are a lot more hardcore about lenten fasting.

Some Ethiopian Orthodox abstain from oils, all animal products, alcohol, and sex during lent.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on April 22, 2011, 04:08:42 am
In other news, Giraffe is Kosher. (http://ohr.edu/yhiy/article.php/3184)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on April 22, 2011, 04:26:33 am
Old news (http://touamb.com/index.php/topic,736.msg12705.html#msg12705), sMells

:)
(CortJstr'd!)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on April 22, 2011, 04:49:33 am
Isn't that amazing - I wasn't around for that conversation back in the day and just thought the filter was fairly random.  Circular. 
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on April 22, 2011, 05:46:04 pm
Huh - my thread originally. Whaddaya know?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on May 06, 2011, 01:41:55 pm
Reserve established for the saola, sometimes known as Asia's "unicorn." (http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/13/reserve-established-for-one-of-worlds-rarest-animals/?hpt=C2)

Quote from: CNN
The saola is about 3 feet tall, weighs as much as 220 pounds and has two closely spaced horns that can reach almost 20 inches in length, according to the WWF.

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Doc on May 06, 2011, 02:12:26 pm
I guess it could mean that they're rare? Classy move only posting a profile shot guys, trying to lead us on.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on May 06, 2011, 09:05:47 pm
Inspired the dog used by the Navy Seals at the bin Laden raid,  war dogs  (http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/05/04/war_dog?page=0,0)and doggles! (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts2180)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on May 06, 2011, 10:27:15 pm
doggles! (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts2180)

Not exactly doggles, but yeah (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcd9/5221758772/).
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on May 06, 2011, 11:11:31 pm
doggles! (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts2180)

Look! He thinks he's people!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 12, 2011, 12:37:20 am
baby sea lion gets a turtleback ride (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enz1nlpxe-Y)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on May 12, 2011, 01:35:08 am
Bunny Jumping!  Bunny Jumping! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RejsRq0MtBI)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on May 21, 2011, 04:57:46 pm
Live Falcon Nest Cam!  Babies are due to hatch any day now. (http://www.cbc.ca/manitoba/features/falcon/)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on May 31, 2011, 01:27:38 pm
pug spam:

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm29weR8Jy1qatfjgo1_500.jpg)

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lm29n4BEpx1qatfjgo1_500.png)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 02, 2011, 01:51:35 am
Jabba the Hut, sure, but I never expected that pugs made such good Jedi knights.
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/06/01/brian-rubenacker-cute-dog-art-pugs/ (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/06/01/brian-rubenacker-cute-dog-art-pugs/)

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2011/06/brianrubenacker10.jpg)

(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.comicsalliance.com/media/2011/06/brianrubenacker4.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on June 03, 2011, 03:43:22 pm
I like the pug Gamorrean. (the gamorrean is the one running away from the rancor...oh jeez, why do I know that)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 23, 2011, 02:22:00 am
Owls with Stupid Expressions on their Faces. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mildlydiverting/galleries/72157623773739594)

You're welcome.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on June 23, 2011, 03:43:55 pm
Owls with Stupid Expressions on their Faces. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mildlydiverting/galleries/72157623773739594)

You're welcome.

Awesome.  But what if I want more Owls with Stupid Expressions on their Faces?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 23, 2011, 04:18:04 pm
Yeah, someone needs to tell that person to start a Tumblr or something.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on June 23, 2011, 09:33:27 pm
Not to be confused with Hungover Owls.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on June 29, 2011, 02:10:10 am
Cats -- with thumbs! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6CcxJQq1x8&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on June 29, 2011, 02:28:37 am
word!  that is hella clever.  in the past two weeks, at separate times, i saw an animated gif of the cats snapping west side story style and a still shot of the cat doing needle point.  i didnt know they were connected and that they came from such a commercial.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on July 03, 2011, 06:09:54 pm
 Nice twist on the Fireman rescuing a kitten story. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7nJTyB0NbQ&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on July 03, 2011, 08:54:45 pm
Nice twist on the Fireman rescuing a kitten story. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7nJTyB0NbQ&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL)

at least in that scenario the chances of a dude falling out of a tree are slim to none.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on July 04, 2011, 03:12:28 am
It was really difficult to watch that dude improperly using that pipe cutter.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on July 04, 2011, 02:32:07 pm
It was nice and I'm glad it had a happy ending but...I'da been OK with them taking a cutting wheel to it and having an unfortunate slip as well.

I don't want to know anything about the market for kitten snuff films.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on July 04, 2011, 03:06:31 pm
It was nice and I'm glad it had a happy ending but...I'da been OK with them taking a cutting wheel to it and having an unfortunate slip as well.

You are a bad person and you should feel bad.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 04, 2011, 03:24:05 pm
Awesome video of baby hippo underwater.
http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2011/07/update-on-san-diego-zoos-baby-hippo.html (http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2011/07/update-on-san-diego-zoos-baby-hippo.html)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on July 04, 2011, 04:32:32 pm
That's beautiful. It should have had Dance of the Hours playing.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 04, 2011, 08:25:16 pm
A pair of Japanese French bulldogs enjoying a swing set.
http://geyserofawesome.com/post/7237722457/nothing-says-summer-fun-like-a-pair-of-japanese (http://geyserofawesome.com/post/7237722457/nothing-says-summer-fun-like-a-pair-of-japanese)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 07, 2011, 02:13:06 am
Cranky wombat. (http://vimeo.com/13563314)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on July 07, 2011, 12:32:47 pm
They're right  I didn't think hairless Guinea Pigs would be cute in theory either. (http://cuteoverload.com/2011/06/18/guinea-peeg-looks-like-an-adorabuhl-mini-hippo/)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on July 07, 2011, 05:30:48 pm
Easier to prep for the table, too!

You sick bastard, that's a canning.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on July 07, 2011, 08:37:46 pm
You know Ash, I'm not sure if you're trying to provoke me with those zingers or not, but I am perfectly okay with cute things being gratuitously injured or killed for personal enjoyment or esoteric reasons. (http://www.earlmcgrathgallery.com/galleryartists/ryden/cloven.html)  Especially if they have it coming to them due to nut-job political ideologies. (http://thesquirrelshole.com/custom_squirrels.html)  Or, you know, if they're  worth more dead than alive. (http://allthatremainstaxidermy.tumblr.com/post/5434589589/ophelia-by-dutch-artists-afke-golsteijn-ruben)  If you want more cute + suffering (http://animalswithcasts.com/), all you need to do is ask!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on July 07, 2011, 09:26:50 pm
I had a Guinea Pig (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcd9/5913062813/in/photostream) when I was a child.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on July 08, 2011, 03:45:54 am
Peruvians consume an estimated 65 million guinea pigs each year, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guinea_pig#As_food)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on July 14, 2011, 02:44:44 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/eAxIV.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/eAxIV.jpg)

click for embiggenings
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 14, 2011, 08:23:07 pm
Where did you get that?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on July 14, 2011, 09:11:19 pm
i saw it on reddit, and it looks it might have come from this tumblr post (http://mlinsey.tumblr.com/post/5850359091/steampug-exists).
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on July 15, 2011, 04:38:58 am
i saw it on reddit, and it looks it might have come from this tumblr post (http://mlinsey.tumblr.com/post/5850359091/steampug-exists).
Linking back through the threads to the original artist's website (http://robinlatkovich.com/2011/07/14/adventures-in-memecrafting/).  She says this one whimsical piece has generated more hits than her "serious" work.  T-shirts are being formulated.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 15, 2011, 10:56:46 am
Thank you!!! I was seeing it on Tumblr with hundreds of reblogs to other Tumblrs and they make it so hard to follow a thread to the beginning, which often then still doesn't have the original source. Thanks!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on July 15, 2011, 11:02:29 am
No Regrets (http://www.regretsy.com/2011/07/03/weekend-flashback-nice-puggs/)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on July 16, 2011, 01:47:19 am
Puggaldry (http://www.etsy.com/listing/76396570/epic-medieval-renascence-black-and-fawn?ref=sr_list_3&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=steam+pug&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade)



(fixed link - w)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 16, 2011, 01:52:29 am
That's even better if you read the whole listing:
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all proceeds go to my entomology research.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on July 25, 2011, 05:15:19 am
Texas teen believes he has killed a chupacabra (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I4ku8ZpTv0)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on July 27, 2011, 06:46:51 pm
I'm gonna go with Occam's Razor here and say the lab results will be Canis familiaris.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on July 31, 2011, 09:42:56 pm
A picture of our dog suffering an indignity has been posted on Corgi Addict OCD: Obsessive Corgi Disorder (http://corgiaddict.com/post/8048621455#disqus_thread).  He is the saddest dog in sad town.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on August 02, 2011, 10:27:12 am
Baths are so sad.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on August 08, 2011, 12:33:11 am
There's something beautiful about this. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS_6-IwMPjM&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on August 10, 2011, 08:32:00 pm
There's something beautiful about this. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS_6-IwMPjM&feature=player_embedded)
I like how he bobs his head sometimes.  I bet he could hear the trumpet pretty well.  I wonder whether he was squeaking back at the band towards the end when he was pressing his melon against the glass.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on August 11, 2011, 01:34:20 am
I was imagining he was going "yeah, yeah" when he bobs his head.  Too cute.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on August 11, 2011, 05:40:10 pm
No encores? Fuck that! (http://youtu.be/TVOjmX1J70Y)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on August 13, 2011, 04:53:49 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/wG5tu.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on August 19, 2011, 07:13:55 pm
Are you ready to waste a lot of time?  Enjoy  Sad Etsy Dogs. (http://sadetsydogs.wordpress.com/page/10/)  You're welcome.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 19, 2011, 07:39:12 pm
OMG, so many tragic pugs.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on August 19, 2011, 07:51:53 pm
Yes.  It seems, if this site is accurate, that pugs are more likely to experience exploitation for profit than other dogs.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on August 20, 2011, 12:03:19 am
I'm sure chihuahuas give them a run for the money.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on August 20, 2011, 01:02:27 am
I'd say sled dogs, but there ain't much profit in it.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on August 26, 2011, 07:12:24 pm
This article (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2584105/Cat-with-four-ears-a-target-for-catnappers.html) bothers me.  It should be cat-nabbed, not catnapped.  There's nothing to fear when it comes to catnappers.   
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on August 26, 2011, 11:28:04 pm
This article (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2584105/Cat-with-four-ears-a-target-for-catnappers.html) bothers me.  It should be cat-nabbed, not catnapped.  There's nothing to fear when it comes to catnappers.   
Workaholic.

Scandal-gate.

People do stupid things with words.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on August 27, 2011, 12:11:02 am
I could use a catnap right now.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on August 27, 2011, 02:38:17 am
I could use a kidnap right now.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on August 27, 2011, 02:57:22 am
This article (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2584105/Cat-with-four-ears-a-target-for-catnappers.html) bothers me.  It should be cat-nabbed, not catnapped.  There's nothing to fear when it comes to catnappers.   

P. G. Wodehouse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cat-Nappers) (or his U.S. editors, anyway) would disagree with you.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on August 27, 2011, 03:31:06 pm
I could use a kidnap right now.

Oh, man, kidnapping you would be some fun. 

P. G. Wodehouse (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cat-Nappers) (or his U.S. editors, anyway) would disagree with you.

Having not read the book, based only on the plot summary, couldn't the U.S. title be a sort of double entendre meant to  refer to the numerous characters met during a supposed attempt to live a quite life in the country?  Like they're all supposed to be laid-back cat-nappers, but instead one or more of them turns out to be a cat-nabber? 

So, I just googled "catnap catnab" and well...  It took me somewhere so confusing (NSFW) (http://mrcatnap.deviantart.com/art/Catnap-Catnab-Club-rules-45177087?moodonly=1) and weird (NSFW?) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg_pqS9WfMw) that I feel almost as though I've passed through a porthole to another reality.  As I try, desperately to stay on topic, what I can say is that in the U Tube clip Mr.Catnap is enacting forcible confinement, not cat-nabbing, which only confuses the matter further.

Oh internet.  From a debate about language to Furry/bondage/abduction/forced confinement/school girl fantasy in six posts.  Thank you internet.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on August 27, 2011, 04:29:20 pm
I could use a kidnap right now.
Oh, man, kidnapping you would be some fun.

Is it warm in here or is it just me? I should probably go lie down in a snowbank for a minute.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on August 27, 2011, 05:25:49 pm
I didn't point it out specifically, but I am available for abduction at pretty much any time with a minimum of planning, and I follow directions pretty well (and I'm a fairly decent actor, if I do say so myself).
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on August 28, 2011, 06:02:49 am
Neck dimensions?  Latex allergy?  Details.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on August 28, 2011, 08:42:13 pm
Neck dimensions?  Latex allergy?  Details.

16 1/2". No allergies. Skin not particularly sensitive to rope burns.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 28, 2011, 09:19:43 pm
People! This is the animals thread!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Doc on August 29, 2011, 02:49:59 am
... I think bringing the pugs into it would be a bit weird Wombles, even for Nabu.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on August 29, 2011, 03:18:51 am
People! This is the animals thread!

Actually, it's the aminals thread. And I guess we found your sacred cow, then.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on September 05, 2011, 01:12:02 am
Bringing it back to slightly on topic:  on my drive back through the prairie from the lake, I saw a bull giving it to a cow and thought how interesting it is that so many animals seem pretty blasé about sex.  I found myself wondering how many animals feel pleasure during copulation. 
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on September 05, 2011, 01:26:44 am
Bringing it back to slightly on topic:  on my drive back through the prairie from the lake, I saw a bull giving it to a cow and thought how interesting it is that so many animals seem pretty blasé about sex.  I found myself wondering how many animals feel pleasure during copulation. 

would animals have sex if it didnt feel good?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on September 05, 2011, 01:38:37 am
Dogs lick their balls way more than is necessary.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on September 05, 2011, 01:43:31 am
 Pekingese in wedding clothes (http://youtu.be/uCwPybNTEus)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on September 05, 2011, 02:01:31 am
would animals have sex if it didnt feel good?

Clearly, for the female animals anyway, there are obvious cases where it most definitely doesn't feel good.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on September 05, 2011, 02:36:46 am
Clearly, for the female animals anyway, there are obvious cases where it most definitely doesn't feel good.

indeed.  sorry, lady-critters.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 05, 2011, 01:53:14 pm
Still, lots of animals do it at times or in configurations when there's no chance of babies being made. So we also shouldn't jump to the conclusion that the ladies are always lying back and thinking of England.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on September 05, 2011, 03:12:31 pm
Sadomasochism in the animal kingdom.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 10, 2011, 12:57:53 pm
This seems appropriate for the direction this thread has gone.

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr5i23IzOh1qzou5ko1_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on September 10, 2011, 06:49:26 pm
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4083/5083300168_beb813af01.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on September 14, 2011, 03:44:53 am
The instrumental playing of a snarling corgi (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEaOgi312ps&feature=bf_next&list=WLD4707477ADD8E665&lf=BFp).
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on September 14, 2011, 01:32:36 pm
drunk Swedish elk stuck in tree (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14842999)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on September 15, 2011, 11:50:37 pm
So our cats aren't getting along that well, after all. The youngest and the new one now are having a problem, with the young one chasing the older one all around the house and actually attacking with claws out. The older one is now segregated back upstairs with cat box and food and everything., It's disappointing.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 16, 2011, 12:20:07 am
Oh god, cats suck. How long has it been?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on September 16, 2011, 03:31:24 pm
Well, since just after Mom passed - call it July 20th?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 16, 2011, 06:41:16 pm
So almost a couple of months. I think if no one is actually drawing blood I would give it another month, if you can stand it. I was just checking some sources I think are reliable and one says that to actually become friends it can take cats 8 to 12 months. I don't think they mean that they should be attacking each other the whole time of course, but it can be a slow process, and if it's more than two the dynamics are even more complicated.

fuck*ng cats, seriously.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on September 16, 2011, 08:02:00 pm
The shitty thing is the Poozler and Caleb were actually doing pretty well until maybe 10 days ago, and then Poozler decided "hey, fuck the new guy - my house".
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on September 16, 2011, 08:31:32 pm
That was the way it was for one of the kitties when we brought the dog into the picture.  I'm not sure if a cat brain actually works this way, but it seemed that at some point one of the cats realized the dog was not a temporary visitor.  We had had plenty of other temporary visitors of human and dog variety, but they'd stay for maybe a weekend at most, and the one who took issue with such visitors would do a combo of either being okay about it or hiding until the visitors moved on.  With the dog, after about two weeks, she appeared to return to normal behavior but would leave a neat pile of cat shit beside her food dish.  It was like the cat equivalent of a passive aggressive note: "dear humans:  fuck you."  Over time and much coddling she stopped doing this, but now if anyone makes a fuss - human or animal - she comes charging into the room and bats the dog in the face a couple times.  Any strife, in her kitty mind, is the dog's fault, and it is her job to put him in his place.  She weighs maybe 4lbs, the dog weighs 34lbs.  Needless to say, she is a very lucky kitty that we have trained the dog so throughly.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on September 16, 2011, 08:50:34 pm
I had a dog and cat that never really got along too well.  To be honest, the cat was an asshole, poor dog had a lot to put up with.  The dog died and it was just me and the cat for a while.  Finally I decided to get another dog.  I was worried that cat was gonna make the new dogs life miserable.  Cat took to the new dog right away.  Happy ending.  True story.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on September 16, 2011, 09:06:14 pm
Well, this same cat will lie next to the dog, within a inch or two of him, so needless to say things aren't too bad between them.  She will lay within direct wagging distance of his tail, and squint with utter annoyance while his tail bats her in the face.  She'll just lie there.  She only attacks him if she perceived anyone, and especially me, is suffering in some way.  I call her "my furry enforcer."  Once the husband and I were watching Failblog clips on YouTube and exclaiming loudly "oh no!  Ouch!" etc, and she came hurrying in and furiously whacked the dog, who was sleeping quietly in the corner, in the face, then left.  She never uses her claws for this though, so the dog just sort of blinks and looks confused then continues on with whatever he's doing.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on September 16, 2011, 09:20:50 pm
Yeah, the one cat bats the one it has lived with her whole life in the face often, but without claws. New one gets claws out treatment. The older one who has always lived here sometimes shits in inappropriate places, but it's always sort of done that once in a while. I don't know what his deal is.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on September 21, 2011, 01:45:38 am
http://animalsbeingdicks.com/ (http://animalsbeingdicks.com/)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on September 21, 2011, 02:55:15 am
http://animalsbeingdicks.com/ (http://animalsbeingdicks.com/)

Vrooooooooooo (http://animalsbeingdicks.com/page/53)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on September 21, 2011, 02:56:39 pm
Vrooooooooooo (http://animalsbeingdicks.com/page/53)

Wow... let's save that one in case of future trolling.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Mr Trout on September 27, 2011, 10:42:36 pm
Does this go here?

(http://i.imgur.com/P5BKe.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: littlefallsmets on September 27, 2011, 11:10:43 pm
I feel like this dog. All the time.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 27, 2011, 11:42:10 pm
Put that one in the pug thread!
http://touamb.com/index.php/topic,6069.0.html (http://touamb.com/index.php/topic,6069.0.html)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jay-ell on October 14, 2011, 03:03:06 pm
Submitted without comment.

(http://cheezfailbooking.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/funny-facebook-fails-things-could-always-be-worse.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on October 14, 2011, 05:13:36 pm
And feel like a c*ck with teeth, too.

They do have some advantages though:
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The upside is you live a ridiculously long and healthy life, can’t develop cancer, feel very little pain, never get lonely and have great skin right to the end.

The downside is you breathe stinky air, rarely go outside, tend to get cold, don’t see well, live in a monarchy and can’t count on having sex. (Also, you’re a naked mole rat.)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/naked-mole-rat-genome-may-point-way-to-long-healthy-life/2011/10/12/gIQAzGIwfL_story.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/naked-mole-rat-genome-may-point-way-to-long-healthy-life/2011/10/12/gIQAzGIwfL_story.html)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jay-ell on October 14, 2011, 06:26:00 pm
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The downside is you breathe stinky air, rarely go outside, tend to get cold, don’t see well, live in a monarchy and can’t count on having sex.

Sounds like the life of the average nerd, to me.

Zing!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on October 15, 2011, 03:02:16 am
Pain tolerance is variable among nerds.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on October 15, 2011, 05:36:35 am
That's great skin?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on October 25, 2011, 02:31:26 pm
Hey Ash! Do you know of a place that will set you up on a wild pig hunt? Like, put you up in a lodge, end you a shootin' gun, take you out in the bush, point out the pig, then after you shoot it they'll field dress it and butcher it for you? (All for a reasonable fee, of course.)

Because that would be awesome.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on October 25, 2011, 02:53:35 pm
Hey Ash! Do you know of a place that will set you up on a wild pig hunt? Like, put you up in a lodge, end you a shootin' gun, take you out in the bush, point out the pig, then after you shoot it they'll field dress it and butcher it for you? (All for a reasonable fee, of course.)

Because that would be awesome.

Google is your friend. (http://www.google.com/search?q=wild+pig+hunt&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on October 25, 2011, 03:05:27 pm
Well, no kidding, but a lot of them only provide some of the services desired. You gotta bring your own guns and stuff. I don't own a gun, don't really want to buy one, I just want to borrow one long enough to shoot a couple of wild pigs.

BTW, "American Hoggers" is my new favorite show.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on October 25, 2011, 03:30:33 pm
Surely you mean shootin' iron.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on October 25, 2011, 03:35:35 pm
No, no I don't.

Elvis, Elvie boy, why did y'all shoot yo' pappy in the haid with a shootin' gun fo'? (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2135971433300713654)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on October 25, 2011, 04:43:22 pm
Re: hunting feral pigs:

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We've shot them right square in the head and the bullet will glance off and they'll get up and go. Their skulls are so thick in the front, if you don't happen to hit it at a perfect 90 degrees, with the way their heads have that kind of curved shape, the bullet will glance right off.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/29/us-wildboar-newyork-idUSTRE76S3I220110729 (http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/29/us-wildboar-newyork-idUSTRE76S3I220110729)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on October 25, 2011, 05:01:32 pm
On "American Hoggers" they do carry guns, but for the most part they catch the pigs alive. Then presumably they take them to a somewhat conventional slaughterhouse for the killin' and sausage-makin'.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on October 25, 2011, 11:09:26 pm
french "horror" movie about killer wild hogs (http://nekonekomovielitterbox.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/prey-aka-proie-2010-french-killer-pig-horror/)

Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on December 01, 2011, 08:10:03 pm
OH HOLY SHIT
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2068547/Meet-worlds-heaviest-insect-weighs-times-penis.html
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 01, 2011, 08:21:29 pm
Whoa, I have a blog that needs to go on.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on December 01, 2011, 08:40:06 pm
I never thought I'd see the day when someone had a bug for a pet.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 01, 2011, 08:53:05 pm
That is such a funny article, though. Mark Moffett is not exactly a "nature lover" and "former park ranger," he is a rather famous naturalist and photographer. In fact his Wikipedia page says he has written "eighty peer-reviewed scientific publications and three books." But I guess the Mail thinks it's a better story if it sounds like some regular guy stumbled on it.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on December 02, 2011, 06:59:23 am
Kinda want to boil it and crack it open.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 02, 2011, 12:45:17 pm
Now THAT is a plan.

Someone posted this comment on the blog:
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Peter Jackson's New Zealand based special effects company, Weta Digital, is named after these bugs. He also made some REALLY giant wetas for one scene in his King Kong remake:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTWYQhTT388 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTWYQhTT388)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: JorgeFabregas on December 02, 2011, 05:42:48 pm
That is such a funny article, though. Mark Moffett is not exactly a "nature lover" and "former park ranger," he is a rather famous naturalist and photographer. In fact his Wikipedia page says he has written "eighty peer-reviewed scientific publications and three books." But I guess the Mail thinks it's a better story if it sounds like some regular guy stumbled on it.
I don't think the Daily Mail is known as the most reputable source. And in this case they wouldn't even need to print a correction.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 02, 2011, 06:30:24 pm
That is indeed very Daily Mail of them but the really odd thing is that all the other articles I found repeated the same thing.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on December 03, 2011, 12:28:40 am
Now I'm wondering what's in all those Wetabix I ate as a kid in Oz.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 03, 2011, 01:48:42 am
On the bright side they're probably quite high in protein.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on December 06, 2011, 04:41:50 am
I know all pet owners think their pets are adorable, but  he's adorable, right? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfS2aonsTQk)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on December 06, 2011, 04:57:58 am
Yep, that's pretty adorable.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on December 06, 2011, 05:40:18 am
Good to see your hubby looking frisky too.  On the mend, I take it?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 06, 2011, 02:12:36 pm
Oh, the ears!

He's pretty good at jumping on the bed with those stubby little legs.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on December 06, 2011, 07:58:20 pm
Good to see your hubby looking frisky too.  On the mend, I take it?
Oh, the ears!

He's pretty good at jumping on the bed with those stubby little legs.

So everything is working out. Cool!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Doc on December 13, 2011, 01:04:25 pm
A polite bear. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNq8QTkj2-0&feature=share)

Posted before Wombat reminds us that we shouldn't anthropomorphise animal's behaviours and it was probably trying to grab her outstretched hand or something.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 13, 2011, 01:32:32 pm
That looks like a trained bear. But seriously, what the heck good do they think that little wire fence is going to do if it decides to be less polite?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on December 13, 2011, 02:44:33 pm
That looks like a trained bear. But seriously, what the heck good do they think that little wire fence is going to do if it decides to be less polite?

Maybe it's electrificated.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 13, 2011, 05:32:55 pm
That is an animal that needs a real fence AND electricity.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on December 19, 2011, 03:44:04 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UVw7cgv36A
Barbed Cat c*ck brought to you by National Geographic.
Lessons learned: 1. Lionesses and female cats are masochistic sluts. 2. Ouch. 3. Male Lions and cats have weak sauce. 4. Roll around.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on December 25, 2011, 05:16:39 am
(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k497/animalsbeingdicks/abd-177.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on December 25, 2011, 05:17:44 am
Did that cat just leap to its death?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on December 25, 2011, 02:47:02 pm
Our kitties do the mis-judge thing more and more often.  We call it "having a senior moment."
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Doc on December 26, 2011, 12:29:47 am
It's probably cruel but I'm never going to stop laughing at that.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on December 28, 2011, 06:13:49 am
(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k497/animalsbeingdicks/abd-182.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on December 28, 2011, 06:33:09 am
The lion really really wants to eat the baby (http://youtu.be/jT7_CtjEVFU)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on December 28, 2011, 08:47:59 am
I laughed.  Poor lioness.  Why do they show her such a tasty treat if they aren't going to let her eat?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 06, 2012, 01:26:54 pm
Maybe this should go in the Shit my ___ says thread.  We'll know after I get an answer to my question.

Last night my roommate was telling me a story about touching an alligator.  This was spurred by a television commercial that was comparing dry rough skin to an alligator.  He pointed out that an alligators skin is not at all dry or rough.  This led him to tell me a story about giraffeing near where some alligators were. 

In the story he said that it was only later that he learned that an alligator can run faster than a hoss.  I was like, what?, no, that can't be right. 

Is my roommate full of shit?  Wait, I already know the answer, yes he is, but I mean specifically about this.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 06, 2012, 03:14:22 pm
Over maybe 20 yards or so a gator will run your ass down. They can't maintain that pace though so if you keep a cushion on them chances of them doing a gazelle run on you are minimal. That ambush burst is what they've got going for them.

Even then, faster than a hoss?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on January 06, 2012, 03:24:20 pm
The most important thing when being chased by a crocodilian is to make sure that at least some of the people in your group run more slowly than you do. This is why when I volunteer at the reptile house, I always bring the keepers lots of cookies.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 06, 2012, 04:37:19 pm
On their ambush lunge, yeah.

I remain unconvinced.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on January 06, 2012, 08:50:50 pm
Lesson learned: Bring Paul In Case of Alligators
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 07, 2012, 10:36:43 am
Lesson learned: Bring Paul In Case of Alligators

Well, there is this (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmcd9/2779767235/).
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on January 28, 2012, 06:00:35 pm
 Dig Goro, dig! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFq6TK3pVxQ)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 31, 2012, 06:37:33 pm
Kristen Bell Loves Sloths (http://youtu.be/t5jw3T3Jy70), but geez, what a nightmare this woman must be to live with.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on February 01, 2012, 01:52:28 am
Would it be worth it for the bonin'?

Meh. Probably not.

Don't get me wrong, I'd bone her dry. But, yeah.

Wait a minute, is that just a parody of this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH2gWrUeo7M)?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on February 01, 2012, 02:41:46 am
I have no idea who that woman is but that was hysterical.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on February 03, 2012, 12:39:23 am
I had hoped this was a joke (http://www.pootrap.com/) when I first saw the commercial, but apparently they are serious.  There are no words.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on February 03, 2012, 12:49:45 am
Amazing. Sort of genius and yet so very wrong.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on February 12, 2012, 06:44:15 am
(http://www.strangezoo.com/images/content/107745.jpg)

(http://www.monkeyboobies.com/gallery/d/1530-1/Tactical-Dump-Pouch-Cat.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on February 12, 2012, 02:18:30 pm
You never know when you're going to need to throw the enemy off guard with a cute animal, I guess.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on February 12, 2012, 02:26:02 pm
Secret, underground cute warfare.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Mr Trout on February 13, 2012, 01:10:32 am
Reminds me of that one episode (http://www.hulu.com/watch/269907/louie-duckling) of Louie.

(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l151/kickdoor/Louie2x11WellWhatAreWeFightingFor.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on February 13, 2012, 02:37:21 am
I'm sorry, I thought I was in the Shit my ____ says thread.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on March 03, 2012, 03:36:02 pm
Wombat, are you ready for a sloth-based cute-gasm? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRJlj8bkx4c&feature=share)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 03, 2012, 03:46:19 pm
I liked sloths before liking sloths was cool!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on March 04, 2012, 11:56:54 pm
I liked sloths before liking sloths was cool!

I'm not sure liking sloths will ever really be cool. It might be hip, though.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 05, 2012, 03:19:37 am
Wait, what, there is a difference?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on March 05, 2012, 06:04:25 am
Wait, what, there is a difference?

Not for you.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on April 05, 2012, 09:35:32 am
Oh shit flying tigers everybody

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k497/animalsbeingdicks/abd-228.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on April 05, 2012, 10:04:40 am
Oh yeah, hit him with a bamboo stick, that's gonna help.  I wanna see what happens next.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on April 05, 2012, 01:17:45 pm
Oh yeah, hit him with a bamboo stick, that's gonna help.  I wanna see what happens next.

Yeah, I did too, and I found this interview on You Tube which gives a bit of background info. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0kzdu_wTM0)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on April 06, 2012, 02:46:30 am
We're talking about these dudes in the  what are you listening to  (http://touamb.com/index.php/topic,5475.1755/topicseen.html)thread, but I'm pretty sure wombat doesn't look there, so I'm putting  the Waiting for a Sloth song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggq6wFUw2FU&feature=channel) right here.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on April 06, 2012, 04:51:02 am
Yeah, I did too, and I found this interview on You Tube which gives a bit of background info. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0kzdu_wTM0)

Well that was a let down.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on April 06, 2012, 01:37:08 pm
Yeah, the original made me thing that tiger came out of nowhere, not that they were out looking for it.  At least the injured guy is okay.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 06, 2012, 03:37:35 pm
We're talking about these dudes in the  what are you listening to  (http://touamb.com/index.php/topic,5475.1755/topicseen.html)thread, but I'm pretty sure wombat doesn't look there, so I'm putting  the Waiting for a Sloth song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggq6wFUw2FU&feature=channel) right here.

I guess it's a good thing that I know that exists, but three seconds was enough.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on April 10, 2012, 01:57:01 pm
Capybaras that look like Rafael Nadal. (http://capybarasthatlooklikerafaelnadal.tumblr.com/)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 10, 2012, 08:30:45 pm
That's pretty brilliant, although I'd appreciate it more if I had ever heard of the guy.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on April 10, 2012, 10:01:06 pm
I've never heard of that guy either, but he really does look like a capybara.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on April 11, 2012, 12:23:32 am
I think he's a tennis dude.  From Spain, maybe?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on April 11, 2012, 06:23:36 pm
He's vacillated between being the #1, #2 and #3 tennis player in the world over the past 5 years or so. 
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on April 12, 2012, 05:52:38 am
Oh come on, everyone knows Rafael Nadal. Please.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on April 13, 2012, 01:51:21 am
I know who Rafael Nadal is.  I have a passing interest in professional tennis.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on April 13, 2012, 01:59:45 pm
This is not Rafa Nadal.

(http://i.imgur.com/VBwQD.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on April 13, 2012, 03:07:58 pm
My god.  I would make my dog wear that all the time.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on April 13, 2012, 10:19:31 pm
Pug Wampa!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on April 14, 2012, 09:13:04 pm
Dude I guarantee you that suit is full of pug juice.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on April 26, 2012, 07:54:13 pm
Fodder for wombat's blog, but holy shit look at the picture. I can't decide if it's real.
http://www.cuindependent.com/2012/04/26/bear-tranquilized-in-tree-near-will-vill/34196/
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 26, 2012, 11:11:44 pm
Yeah, that is one lucky shot.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on April 27, 2012, 12:30:16 pm
That's a great picture, the bear, not the pug.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on April 27, 2012, 08:03:36 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/qnK5T.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/qnK5T.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 27, 2012, 09:31:15 pm
You know we have a pug thread. (http://touamb.com/index.php/topic,6069.0.html)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on May 08, 2012, 06:18:55 am
(http://weknowmemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/i-have-all-the-koalafications.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on May 08, 2012, 07:13:14 pm
Puns like that make we want a lobotomy.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on May 08, 2012, 09:06:23 pm
Puns like that make we want a lobotomy.

Eh, to each one's own. Personally, I'd prefer a bottle.


In front of me.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on May 09, 2012, 01:59:02 am
Puns like that make we want a lobotomy.

Yeah I'm lucky Jough's not around.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: CortJstr on May 18, 2012, 04:17:24 pm
I'm not at all a fan of animals dressed up or "cute" things (I think it should be legal to slap people who say "kitteh") but this one got me: @ThinkGeek You are not hallucinating. This is a dog dressed as 2 pirates carrying a treasure chest: http://t.co/XDyy7fQ9
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on May 18, 2012, 04:33:04 pm
Oh fuck that's nice.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 18, 2012, 04:42:23 pm
Ugh, sadly that looks totally real to me. Where did you get it?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on May 18, 2012, 08:09:07 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/WOFOZ.jpg)

Puguin.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Nabubrush on May 18, 2012, 08:45:29 pm
You know we have a pug thread. (http://touamb.com/index.php/topic,6069.0.html)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 18, 2012, 09:23:12 pm
SealPug is waiting in the water for him...

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_loq0t7j6281qjcj2wo1_500.png)

No, no, no. That is manatee pug. A peaceful vegetarian.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on May 18, 2012, 10:10:00 pm
///Frantically googling Robert Shaw's pug...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on July 08, 2012, 02:03:46 am
*Weeps.* (http://yunfeitou.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Memento-Mori/G0000pBVGvmeaFko/I0000hZ46UXuxhhs)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on July 09, 2012, 05:01:57 pm
The circumstances that took them to that place are the tragedy.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on July 10, 2012, 01:38:58 am
fuck*ng-a, from how bad off they look it seems a mercy not a tragedy. I'd Ol' Yeller any of them and feel I was doing a kindness.
Right. No one is doing them any favors to keep on like that. My aunt's cat had cancer and diabetes which were ruinously expensive to treat. Finally my uncle said "I have a 10 cent bullet". So long Samantha.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Bobby Isosceles on July 10, 2012, 08:34:38 am
No, no, no. That is manatee pug. A peaceful vegetarian.

It's a PUGONG you ingrate
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on July 13, 2012, 02:36:12 pm
i can't find the official pug thread so fuck it, this goes here now

(http://i.imgur.com/AyzC1.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/AyzC1.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on July 13, 2012, 02:37:10 pm
Hiding in plain sight.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on July 13, 2012, 04:13:32 pm
I know it's terrible healthwise, but at my dog's groomer last weekend, there was a pug so obese it was struggling to walk and breath, and unfortunatly for him, a horribly obese pug is really cute looking.  Sort of like a cuddly Jabba the Hut.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on August 04, 2012, 08:22:59 pm
 The 24 hr live-streaming corgi puppy cam. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS8QI-j8yb8&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLh3LGCi-i1ErmXGHn5kWD_A)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on August 05, 2012, 12:59:30 pm
(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k497/animalsbeingdicks/abd-286.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on August 16, 2012, 02:36:31 am
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/406214_460328170654866_1684822722_n.jpg)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glaucus_atlanticus
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on August 17, 2012, 05:31:38 pm
Beautiful, and cool.  Presumably that one hadn't been feeding on Man O' Wars or that hand would be badly stung. 
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on August 31, 2012, 09:54:34 pm
(http://chzgifs.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/dolphins.gif)
Do animated gifs work here?

Answer, yes...yes they do.  Wombat should enjoy this one.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 31, 2012, 11:17:42 pm
Ha. Assholes.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on September 10, 2012, 05:04:41 pm
you would have to be sick not to...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: CortJstr on September 10, 2012, 06:13:42 pm
What about your matching outfit?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on September 10, 2012, 06:43:34 pm
Cock Rub Warrior!!!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on September 20, 2012, 07:00:45 am
“We’re pretty sure we got the right bear,”  (http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20120914/NEWS01/309140019/Man-attacked-by-bear-Bob-Marshall?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFrontpage&nclick_check=1)

Tell me more about this 'pepper spray'?

I liked this: "Satterfield said officials killed a bear matching the description at about 1:40 p.m. "

What was the description? "It was pretty big. Black, furry. Sharp claws. It growls."
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on September 20, 2012, 01:11:33 pm
I liked this: "Satterfield said officials killed a bear matching the description at about 1:40 p.m. "

What was the description? "It was pretty big. Black, furry. Sharp claws. It growls."

Maybe it had on a porkpie hat and was carrying a pick-a-nick basket.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 20, 2012, 04:38:09 pm
The recent bear stories have not impressed me till this one. Definitely raises more questions than it answers about "acting defensively."
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Doc on September 26, 2012, 10:21:20 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mavlnn7df31qcbo9lo1_500.jpg)

I suppose this goes some way to explaining why Wombat loves Japan. It raises lots of other questions, though.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 26, 2012, 02:09:41 pm
That's definitely not a Japanese bathroom. In fact that's Yo-Yo Ma and it happened in Chicago. This still raises questions of course. Now you should be able to find the answers yourself but it's perhaps better left as a mystery.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on September 26, 2012, 04:13:57 pm
Here's the story (http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/9447566-418/yo-yo-ma-and-a-wombat-meet-on-a-bathroom-floor-seriously.html) about Yoyo and Wilbur.  Even better: the pic was taken by Peter Sagal of "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!"
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Doc on September 27, 2012, 12:05:23 am
I am ashamed of my Hubris. To think I could tell Wombat an animal story she didn't know about.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 27, 2012, 01:13:48 am
Hey, it happens. But not this time.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on September 27, 2012, 03:27:48 pm
I HAVE SEEN EVERY BACON BAD ANIMAL THING
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on October 18, 2012, 12:33:14 am
Oh!  The huge manatee!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on October 18, 2012, 01:03:59 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc0yu0G2do1qzfsnio1_1280.jpg)

Space Manatee! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3vsT1POJrQ)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on October 18, 2012, 05:37:09 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mannw4yXQv1qegnbao1_1280.png)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on October 18, 2012, 08:40:56 pm
(http://www.lomion.de/cmm/img/kopru.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on October 18, 2012, 11:00:55 pm
Deja, where did you get that? I need it for a blog.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on October 19, 2012, 01:20:53 am
Tumblr is down, when it gets back up I'll post the original link.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on October 19, 2012, 11:50:05 am
Here it is: http://yuhuang.tumblr.com/post/33831598470
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on October 19, 2012, 12:00:55 pm
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr14kmU4lU1qzryvmo1_500.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l9dc9rxgLo1qzryvmo1_400.jpg)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l9dcbp7QDJ1qzryvmo1_400.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l9dcawBNAG1qzryvmo1_400.jpg)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l9dc4ttdoT1qzryvmo1_400.jpg)

c-c-c-c-combo breaker!

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqtgfgldKO1qzryvmo1_500.jpg)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqtgheqBhw1qzryvmo1_500.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lqtgmt445p1qzryvmo1_400.jpg)
All from http://yuhuang.tumblr.com/archive
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on February 04, 2013, 08:23:31 pm
Is the little guy above the same baby panda, diagnosed with ‘acute cuteness’?" (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/good-news/xiao-liwu-san-diego-zoo-baby-panda-diagnosed-173951882.html)"
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on February 07, 2013, 03:41:52 am
That was good for a can. Definitely good. Probably good enough for two.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on February 24, 2013, 11:07:46 pm
Animals behaving badly: http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/animals-that-are-huge-jerks
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on February 25, 2013, 07:39:49 am
Also AnimalsBeingJerks (http://www.reddit.com/r/AnimalsBeingJerks/top/?sort=top&t=all)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on March 04, 2013, 09:23:29 am
A wombat helping somebody read (http://youtu.be/crjKYkAdiSQ)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 04, 2013, 02:54:36 pm
That does not look very helpful to me.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on March 04, 2013, 04:14:31 pm
A wombat helping somebody read (http://youtu.be/crjKYkAdiSQ)
I want one.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on March 04, 2013, 08:24:59 pm
A wombat helping somebody read (http://youtu.be/crjKYkAdiSQ)

Oh, the cute!  The cute! 
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on March 08, 2013, 11:33:37 pm
Also: Life
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on April 07, 2013, 10:49:58 pm
I think I understand why Philippe left home and needs therapy now. (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/mom-uses-tough-love-baby-otter-swimming-lessons-204227980.html)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: nDed on April 08, 2013, 04:02:46 am
As if I needed one more reason to be afraid of bears (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghgg_fukbvU).
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Ben-San on April 08, 2013, 09:50:46 am
I have a cat. I don't remember if I had her when I was last posting on this board. Anyway here's a picture of her. Her name is Ista. She is very dignified.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/bensanaz/th_ista-beingsilly.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bensanaz/media/ista-beingsilly.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 08, 2013, 12:15:55 pm
I think I understand why Philippe left home and needs therapy now. (http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/mom-uses-tough-love-baby-otter-swimming-lessons-204227980.html)

Damn I really needed that for an article I wrote about six months ago.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on April 08, 2013, 05:08:01 pm
I have a cat. I don't remember if I had her when I was last posting on this board. Anyway here's a picture of her. Her name is Ista. She is very dignified.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v602/bensanaz/th_ista-beingsilly.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/bensanaz/media/ista-beingsilly.jpg.html)
Are we sharing our cat pictures?

(http://i.imgur.com/vpK104W.jpg)

Maine Coons represent. Only mine is a very elegant man. He is sexually attracted to other male cats and sways his hips like a diva.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on April 10, 2013, 03:24:59 pm
Cats try the Paleo Diet (http://www.buzzfeed.com/youotterbelieveit/cats-who-are-trying-the-paleo-diet-9n6t)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on April 10, 2013, 04:26:56 pm
Damn I really needed that for an article I wrote about six months ago.

Sorry.  Sorry I posted otter abuse too late.  It really does fit with the relationship he and his mom have though. 
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 13, 2013, 08:00:49 pm
This for JL. Someday, she might need to know her legal options. She should not click on the link. (http://www.independent.ie/world-news/and-finally/payout-for-man-scared-of-frogs-29182362.html)
Quote
A western New York man will get 1.6 million US dollars to settle a dispute stemming from flooding from a nearby development that left him inundated with frogs.

The award settles a seven-year legal fight involving Paul Marinaccio, the town of Clarence and a developer.

Mr Marinaccio says runoff diverted onto his 40-acre property turned it into wetlands filled with frogs. He says the abundant amphibians forced him inside because a childhood incident left him with a crippling frog phobia.

The Buffalo News reports that the dispute was resolved last month when the State Court of Appeals decided Mr Marinaccio wasn't entitled to punitive damages.

The developer's attorney says his client did only what the town told him to do.

A drainage channel will be dug under a post-verdict agreement.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on April 14, 2013, 09:52:35 pm
With that warning I was expecting more frogs.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 16, 2013, 08:45:03 pm
That is genius.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on April 24, 2013, 04:36:23 am
(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/7373155840/hFFCB3118/)

Made me think of Morty.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on May 02, 2013, 03:12:59 pm
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/943581_588498604504488_67788130_n.jpg)

Sharks never look back. They don't have necks. The memories of mass cannibalistic fratricide last a lifetime, however.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on May 03, 2013, 02:54:06 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/944410_589142614440087_606097808_n.jpg)

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/11/science/11parrot.html?_r=0
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on May 06, 2013, 10:03:59 pm
Cicadas to outnumber humans 600:1 along the east coast. Earplug sales skyrocket.


http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_SCI_CICADA_INVASION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-05-06-14-19-13

"It's not like these hordes of cicadas suck blood or zombify people," says May Berenbaum, a University of Illinois entomologist.

They're looking for just one thing: sex. And they've been waiting quite a long time."
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: KeithHernandez on May 07, 2013, 12:06:20 am
Man, you've been killing it since that shark post.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on May 09, 2013, 12:37:36 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/181495_592156717472010_3196513_n.jpgJaw within a jaw.)

Jaw within a jaw.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moray_eel
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on May 16, 2013, 04:44:02 pm
READING SKILLZ

That and thumbs are the only thing what have us in the lead.
(http://tom8pie.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/troodon-abe32b3b0f793bf4d7fd4e9dbd3d23e2-pevfy8.jpg)

Troodon had opposable thumbs. Troodon gets no love.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on May 17, 2013, 03:26:10 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/TE98tK2.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: KeithHernandez on May 17, 2013, 07:39:31 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAQPZaFH3QY

ahhh
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on July 02, 2013, 06:25:02 pm
True Facts about the Mantis Shrimp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=F5FEj9U-CJM
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on July 19, 2013, 05:44:13 am
(http://i.imgur.com/YtQPTnw.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on July 19, 2013, 02:00:36 pm
Quote
When God made raccoons he was like "do you want to be an old timey burglar or a trash digger?... Too slow. You're both now."

(http://i.imgur.com/V9u45gJ.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on July 19, 2013, 03:57:04 pm
That's a young coon. When he gets older he'll just squat on the bowl and do a takeover. And if you mess with him about it, he'll give you the business.
Plus, he'll eat the cats for dessert.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on July 23, 2013, 06:03:17 am
(http://i.imgur.com/F6HgJt9.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 23, 2013, 02:22:47 pm
Those dolphins are laughing at her.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on July 23, 2013, 09:35:46 pm
Dick Dale feeds his lioness

(http://images.dangerousminds.net/uploads/images/dickdalelion1sdfsdf.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on July 23, 2013, 09:56:00 pm
Man, I had much more...sinister...plans in their heads.

I instantly jumped to "it probably wants to do her"
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on July 23, 2013, 11:47:53 pm
I suppose feeding them nude isn't any more dangerous than clothed, and it saves the lion a step when it decides the little bowl of kibble isn't going to cut it.  Thoughtful of him.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on July 24, 2013, 01:13:26 pm
(http://themetapicture.com/media/funny-movie-sloth-volcano-fire.jpg)
Do I ever wish this was real.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on July 27, 2013, 02:47:33 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/ZiDJFSn.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/ZiDJFSn.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 27, 2013, 03:57:34 pm
Where did you get that photo? And why I am seeing just a white blank in Acap's post?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on July 27, 2013, 05:01:54 pm
And why I am seeing just a white blank in Acap's post?
Sorry maam: http://img.pandawhale.com/post-23467-Slothcano-Sharknado-sequel-Img-dqfh.jpeg
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 27, 2013, 05:21:45 pm
That's very fine.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on July 27, 2013, 08:15:11 pm
found on reddit
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on July 27, 2013, 10:26:50 pm
found on reddit
Wasn't found on Reddit but was on Reddit. I guess we're approaching a singularity where anything interesting democratically finds its way to reddit. 
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on July 30, 2013, 05:35:54 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1077166_502065559863555_1708644311_o.jpg)

Hey doll merry doll ring-a-ding-a-diddle!
Me and the Hoss will go for a run
But he won't like it a little!

(he was very spooky today. i think it's because of the big puddy-tat prints we found all over the trails. he seems to know the smells or something)

What do you carry on a ride like that?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on July 30, 2013, 06:34:29 pm
here you go ash (http://www.americancowboysupply.com/Old%20files/Troxel_Western%20Hat_Helmet.htm)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on August 15, 2013, 04:39:46 pm
(http://distilleryimage11.ak.instagram.com/88372752793211e282a722000a1f9d5f_7.jpg)
Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still loves him some Tursiops.  I don't know why I'm yanking Wombat's chain, but I saw this pic and thought of her.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 15, 2013, 05:06:02 pm
Ugh.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on August 15, 2013, 05:35:09 pm
Miscegenation!

Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 10, 2013, 09:58:40 pm
None of your beeswax!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on September 11, 2013, 12:45:11 am
Jinkies!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on September 11, 2013, 01:32:38 am
(http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/04/images/050419_aye-aye.jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aye-aye

"The aye-aye is a near threatened species not only because its habitat is being destroyed, but also due to native superstition. Besides being a general nuisance in villages, ancient Malagasy legend said the Aye-aye was a symbol of death.[citation needed]

Researchers in Madagascar report remarkable fearlessness in the aye-aye; some accounts tell of individual animals strolling nonchalantly in village streets or even walking right up to naturalists in the rainforest and sniffing their shoes.[22]

However, public contempt goes beyond this. The aye-aye is often viewed as a harbinger of evil and killed on sight. Others believe, if one points its narrowest finger at someone, they are marked for death. Some say the appearance of an aye-aye in a village predicts the death of a villager, and the only way to prevent this is to kill it. The Sakalava people go so far as to claim aye-ayes sneak into houses through the thatched roofs and murder the sleeping occu##### by using their middle finger to puncture the victim's aorta.[7]

Incidents of aye-aye killings increase every year as its forest habitats are destroyed and it is forced to raid plantations and villages. Because of the superstition surrounding it, this often ends in death."
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on September 11, 2013, 02:54:32 am
(http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080330010839/starwars/images/1/14/Salacious_Crumb_(DB).jpg)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aye-aye

"The aye-aye is a near threatened species not only because its habitat is being destroyed, but also due to native superstition. Besides being a general nuisance in villages, ancient Malagasy legend said the Aye-aye was a symbol of death.[citation needed]

Researchers in Madagascar report remarkable fearlessness in the aye-aye; some accounts tell of individual animals strolling nonchalantly in village streets or even walking right up to naturalists in the rainforest and sniffing their shoes.[22]

However, public contempt goes beyond this. The aye-aye is often viewed as a harbinger of evil and killed on sight. Others believe, if one points its narrowest finger at someone, they are marked for death. Some say the appearance of an aye-aye in a village predicts the death of a villager, and the only way to prevent this is to kill it. The Sakalava people go so far as to claim aye-ayes sneak into houses through the thatched roofs and murder the sleeping occu##### by using their middle finger to puncture the victim's aorta.[7]

Incidents of aye-aye killings increase every year as its forest habitats are destroyed and it is forced to raid plantations and villages. Because of the superstition surrounding it, this often ends in death."
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on September 14, 2013, 12:44:22 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/RNRbqHc.gif)

Baby wombat!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: lprkn on September 21, 2013, 02:46:03 pm
Relevant video: Why are wombat scats cubic? (http://youtu.be/WzevM30IrUQ)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 21, 2013, 02:58:43 pm
Everyone asks why wombat poop is cubic but no one does anything about it - except the woman in that video.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on September 21, 2013, 06:00:17 pm
(https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1186058_10200407175974664_290481104_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on September 30, 2013, 08:01:39 pm
Ow! My Nuts!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on September 30, 2013, 09:06:27 pm
That looks like a school playground. Are pandas roaming wild now in Suburban America?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 30, 2013, 11:50:46 pm
Great, my internet is out for two days and I come back to a photo of a PANDA.

That's not a playground, that is definitely a panda exhibit. Hey, one good thing if the government shuts down? No more PandaCam.
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/09/30/get-your-panda-fix-if-the-panda-cam-goes-dark-during-shutdown/ (http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/09/30/get-your-panda-fix-if-the-panda-cam-goes-dark-during-shutdown/)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: CortJstr on October 01, 2013, 02:19:53 am
Great, my internet is out for two days and I come back to a photo of a PANDA.

That's not a playground, that is definitely a panda exhibit. Hey, one good thing if the government shuts down? No more PandaCam.
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/09/30/get-your-panda-fix-if-the-panda-cam-goes-dark-during-shutdown/ (http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/09/30/get-your-panda-fix-if-the-panda-cam-goes-dark-during-shutdown/)

I was explaining the other day how you've convinced me the pandas are annoying. People don't understand.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on October 01, 2013, 02:23:58 am
I was explaining the other day how you've convinced me the pandas are annoying. People don't understand.

Well Panda's are bears so they are naturally awesome.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on October 01, 2013, 11:57:26 am
I was explaining the other day how you've convinced me the pandas are annoying. People don't understand.

No, they don't. Sigh.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on October 01, 2013, 01:54:01 pm
Well, there is that... but people even find that cute, you know?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on October 12, 2013, 02:48:04 pm
Hey, one good thing if the government shuts down? No more PandaCam.
http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/09/30/get-your-panda-fix-if-the-panda-cam-goes-dark-during-shutdown/ (http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/09/30/get-your-panda-fix-if-the-panda-cam-goes-dark-during-shutdown/)

Did y'all see this? (http://www.theonion.com/articles/government-shutdown-forces-national-zoo-to-turn-of,34062/)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on October 12, 2013, 03:53:42 pm
Onion is doing a good job on the "fuck cute animals" beat lately.
http://www.theonion.com/articles/8-unlikely-animal-friendships,34188/ (http://www.theonion.com/articles/8-unlikely-animal-friendships,34188/)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on October 13, 2013, 04:13:22 pm
Costa Rican sloth sanctuary. That is one zen fuck*ng animal.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL-VrVlv3Xo
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on October 13, 2013, 08:26:25 pm
WTF, Evolution? (http://wtfevolution.tumblr.com/)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on October 14, 2013, 05:17:25 am
See I told you Bears were just big ol' doggies (http://zasmejsa.com/videa/zobrazit/62981/v-tom-rusku-je-mozne-asi-naozaj-vsetko/?lang=en)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on October 15, 2013, 09:31:35 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOIX-JpODcA

Baby Wombats!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on October 24, 2013, 09:07:37 pm
giraffe singing their let's-bone song so loud, it is pulsating through homes and driving people mad: http://goo.gl/iLCNfl
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on October 24, 2013, 09:47:53 pm
Hummm, you're looking beautiful tonight baby Hummm
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on October 30, 2013, 12:58:57 pm
Live 24/7 Action Sloth Cam: http://www.apl.tv/sloths.htm brought to you by Zoo Atlanta.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on October 30, 2013, 04:49:20 pm
I took a picture of this license plate that said PANDAS but it was too dark.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 01, 2013, 08:59:17 pm
I think I just fell in love with bulldogs just a little (http://youtu.be/FGJxDlYHC-s).
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on November 08, 2013, 01:50:54 pm
Hey, my Husky went lame in the rigjt rear last week and my first thought was 'oh shit that is it for you, motherfuckers.'

But I did the full protocol anyways, whar with the anti-inflammatories and the doggy hotel of limited activity.

And hot shit, the damn dog has bounced back. I aint gonna be putting a shot into my buddy after all.

fuck*ng yeahs.

Happy days!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 08, 2013, 08:49:59 pm
Hooray for prolonging the inevitable.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on November 12, 2013, 03:40:14 am
Hooray for prolonging the inevitable.

Damn, that's cold.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on November 12, 2013, 03:59:59 am
This image is from Wikipedia's "Mammal" page:
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a2/Mammal_Diversity_2011.png)

I don't know how Nixon and Brezhnev were selected to represent our species, but I'm imagining a teenaged member of a future alien species doing a research report, finding this image with the description of each photo, and drawing all of his conclusions of homo sapiens from research on Watergate and the cold war. Fitting, I suppose.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on November 14, 2013, 12:59:04 pm
I am of learnink so much in this thread. (http://24.media.tumblr.com/e6a302616b812388e8e2a8db7efddf7e/tumblr_mqi92zhwwT1qanm80o1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on November 14, 2013, 01:26:16 pm
(http://media.tumblr.com/156ace13c7dae613df353ee36d8e3e00/tumblr_inline_mw4v5xLV6B1qaq1k5.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on November 14, 2013, 01:56:38 pm
Dolphin and dog, koala bear and hog. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXD7YOoHpAs)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on November 14, 2013, 09:22:53 pm
Dolphin and dog, koala bear and hog. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXD7YOoHpAs)

You diss my dolphin and dog, you fluff my koala bear and hog.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 22, 2013, 06:37:40 am
Did Todd move to England (http://youtu.be/E11epT9z1Eg)?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on November 22, 2013, 07:55:41 am
thanks, victoria, for making me look at some achewoods from when this comic was very funny. I laughed a lot.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on November 23, 2013, 08:58:33 pm
http://gizmodo.com/5634257/ikea-let-loose-a-herd-of-100-cats-into-store-to-see-what-happens
The world needs more cat flash mobs. Just as long as I'm not the one cleaning up.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 24, 2013, 02:29:33 am
http://gizmodo.com/5634257/ikea-let-loose-a-herd-of-100-cats-into-store-to-see-what-happens
The world needs more cat flash mobs. Just as long as I'm not the one cleaning up.

I think the internet has reached peak cat.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on November 27, 2013, 04:19:28 am
That was marginally more interesting than listening to people with American accents talk about their cats.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on November 27, 2013, 04:56:40 am
That was marginally more interesting than listening to people with American accents talk about their cats.
Ha ha, There's no such thing as an american accent. .s.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on November 27, 2013, 03:08:07 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xle3UpK5bq8
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on December 03, 2013, 12:40:34 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AdrmfjAhn0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AdrmfjAhn0)

Cock-a-doodle, motherfucker.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on December 03, 2013, 05:28:11 am
Dude kinda lost his shit.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on December 07, 2013, 07:12:04 pm
"Violence of the Lambs": One of the best pieces I've read all year: http://www.gq.com/news-politics/big-issues/200802/john-jeremiah-sullivan-violence-lambs-future-human-race

"In America, where animals have perhaps a freer recourse to weapons, at least four people have been shot by their dogs in the past two years."

"The jogger in southeastern North Carolina who witnesses saw get surrounded on the boardwalk by a squadron of oversize male hermit crabs, which approached him, kung fu style, with that one bulging claw forward, and appeared to attempt to drive him off a pier."

But there's so much more.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 07, 2013, 08:59:32 pm
You read all the way to the end, right?

Quote
Big parts of this piece I made up. I didn't want to say that, but the editors are making me, because of certain scandals in the past with made-up stories, and because they want to distance themselves from me. Fine.

I made up Marc Livengood. I made up the trip to Nairobi. But I didn't make up the two incidents in Kenya, the battles of monkeys and men and the murder. I did not fabricate a single one of the animal-related facts or stories, the incidents. There's even a real-life guy on the Internet whom I could have used in place of the made-up one, but that got messy, because he wanted money, and anyway, he was insane.

I assumed the piece was basically a joke because the guy he was interviewing was a nutcase, but a joke because he made it up is just really stupid and annoying.

Also, I'm even more annoyed that I can't verify the hermit crab story is true.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on December 07, 2013, 09:20:43 pm
Tell you the truth I read like 80% of it, but I would have posted it even if I had seen that, just for the quotability quota.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 07, 2013, 09:33:01 pm
And I'm sure the animal attack stories are all true (except the hermit crabs) because much of it is familiar to me and that kind of stuff is easy to find. And he wrote about it in a funny way. It just makes the whole thing more annoying. He had good material and he's a good writer. He should have been able to do something with it that wasn't bullshit.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on December 08, 2013, 05:19:53 am
And I'm sure the animal attack stories are all true (except the hermit crabs) because much of it is familiar to me and that kind of stuff is easy to find. And he wrote about it in a funny way. It just makes the whole thing more annoying. He had good material and he's a good writer. He should have been able to do something with it that wasn't bullshit.

The problem here is what has been proven over and over again on Facebook. It's that people these days just don't seem to give a shit if it's bullshit.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on December 08, 2013, 11:15:04 am
You stay the fuck away from my crab fantasy. What if I want to believe in a tiny crab army under the sea receiving orders from a tiny crab king? Or maybe a tiny crab frathouse and they were drunk and feeling prankish? You're not the boss of me! It don't matter! Go away! Nobody cares!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on December 12, 2013, 05:47:39 pm
[looks for "Hide" button]
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on December 12, 2013, 06:14:36 pm
What the hell is going on there?  He starts humping the dog bed and loses it?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on December 12, 2013, 11:06:46 pm
i bet that guy pisses EVERYWHERE.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on December 12, 2013, 11:21:17 pm
That dawg deserves his own soundtrack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7BdXgIzDg0).

Heck Yes!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on December 13, 2013, 01:44:51 am
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/74cb21bb6ebfe8bc3325449634d30c12/tumblr_mxkxa8paOl1qewacoo1_r1_500.png)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/c7410d3e5b99b7675ab0e56387c497a5/tumblr_mxkxa8paOl1qewacoo5_r1_500.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/7b234e0143b82f627731a4867ce6e635/tumblr_mxkxa8paOl1qewacoo10_r1_500.jpg)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/28e7ae65667b76f54ed5b2a28c39f4c5/tumblr_mxkxa8paOl1qewacoo3_500.jpg)

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/658e02bd37b17132e6330ad2b3327f80/tumblr_mxkxa8paOl1qewacoo2_r2_400.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 13, 2013, 02:34:12 am
That is brilliant. And at least one of them has to be real, because if you're going to do the work to photoshop a hat onto a snake, surely you'll pick a photo without a bunch of electrical cords and outlets in the background, right? As for the rest, you stay the fuck away from my snakes with hats fantasy.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on December 15, 2013, 03:53:03 am
COBRA COBRA COBRA COBRA COBRA COBRA COBRA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqAYv-PVVvk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqAYv-PVVvk)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on December 15, 2013, 05:17:13 am
What is going on there? Was the road hot and did that snake in? Photoshop?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on December 16, 2013, 05:33:42 pm
COBRA COBRA COBRA COBRA COBRA COBRA COBRA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqAYv-PVVvk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqAYv-PVVvk)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zy-NZc31t2g&t=1m23s
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 08, 2014, 03:10:13 pm
Dog Paddles the Bay for 2 Years in Search of Master (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/06/dog-rescued-2-miles-offshore-missing-2-years_n_4549642.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on January 12, 2014, 05:57:21 pm
(http://ultraimg.com/images/5spHq.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on January 12, 2014, 10:53:10 pm
That looks like a story that won't get retold over beers and cigars.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on January 13, 2014, 02:08:52 am
pandas are assholes
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 13, 2014, 02:09:23 pm
I expect to see a follow-on picture with the panda wearing that jacket.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on January 15, 2014, 06:43:35 pm
I wonder if Lileks spends as much time going to the vet as I do. Or half as much anyway since he only has the one.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on January 15, 2014, 11:45:31 pm
My Petunia is turning 9 this spring1.  I'm thinking a trip to the vet just for form's sake is probably in order.   She is remarkably low maintenance so far.


1 The only way I know this is I have a puppy photo of her with the digital date stamp on it because I couldn't operate the camera properly
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 16, 2014, 03:05:33 am
That's a beautiful puppy dog Ash. Love that old guy.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 16, 2014, 06:39:12 am
(https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/995271_10100575943197024_46828196_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: ianmalcolm2 on January 17, 2014, 02:50:28 am
man that is great. jasper the dog looks like a cool guy, and 19 years together says something. yay for some dogs.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on January 17, 2014, 06:01:48 pm
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/88b53cd8b9d251a515819b4ab52fc778/tumblr_mzh8k0ZEds1qdlh1io1_250.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on January 17, 2014, 11:28:53 pm
ugh
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on February 04, 2014, 12:13:53 am
Get you some tissue (http://lileks.com/bleats/archive/14/0214/020314.html) before you read about Jasper the Dog.

Aw man. Sometimes I hate the internet. We didn't used to have to be sad about dogs we never even met.

I'm afraid we're at the start of the "normal gets redefined every month or so" period with the Number One Pug. As soon as we cure one problem, another one pops up. But she's still having a good time.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: ianmalcolm2 on February 04, 2014, 05:29:58 pm
Get you some tissue (http://lileks.com/bleats/archive/14/0214/020314.html) before you read about Jasper the Dog.



This was written so well. It made me feel feelings that I wasn't disgusted at. The bond between man and dog is such a weird one, and it's a difficult task to recognize the fundamental strangeness of our instinct to anthropomorphize while accepting its necessity.

RIP Jasper. Sounds like he lived about 7000 really great days with people he loved, and that's pretty much the whole point of the only game in town.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on February 04, 2014, 07:01:20 pm
The bond between man and dog is such a weird one, and it's a difficult task to recognize the fundamental strangeful of our instinct to anthropomorphize while accepting its necessity.
I think its important to remember that dogs have been effectively created by man over the centuries to be anthropomorphized animals.  More so than any other species, dogs can relate to us and we can tell a great deal about them.  There is an extravagant romanticism of that bond in the popular consciousness, but fundamentally when I am feeling down my dog can tell and she behaves in a way that I find comforting.  If I had a pet pot-bellied pig, despite its superior intelligence, it wouldn't be able to respond as appropriately as a dog. There was a great episode of Cosmos about the relationship between human and dog that goes into a lot of the ways that they have adapted to their companion role.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on February 04, 2014, 07:03:47 pm
I think its important to remember that dogs have been effectively created by man over the centuries to be anthropomorphized animals. 

Yeah, this. I've never heard it put quite this way, which is kind of perfect.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on February 04, 2014, 07:05:48 pm
This was written so well. It made me feel feelings that I wasn't disgusted at.

Also, put in an excellent way, what should be the goal of a writer.

I have a feeling Lileks has been writing parts of that in his head for many years, the way I've been thinking about what photos I will post when the time comes.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on February 06, 2014, 01:15:10 am
click me wombat (http://imgur.com/gallery/hw3nn)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on February 06, 2014, 02:52:44 am
click me wombat (http://imgur.com/gallery/hw3nn)

whoa remind me never to get a boy pug
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: ianmalcolm2 on February 06, 2014, 04:26:06 am
tiny dogs always seem inordinately aroused by everyday life. It's like they got Portnoy issues that stem from being stoked on life all the time!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Bobby Isosceles on February 18, 2014, 12:21:48 pm
For reasons beyond my control I now own two parrots, one of which is a macaw.

What the fuck is up with their smell? They have this really strange but pleasant smell, that's somewhere between pixie sticks and pop rocks and fruity pebbles and frankincense and pickled ginger and lemon pledge.

Can any other parrot owners confirm if this is a Thing? Cursory Internet searches just yield crazy parrot people talking about how they get high off of sniffing their parrot.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on February 18, 2014, 01:14:59 pm
Holy shit, that's certainly a thing to come into for reasons beyond your control. I know nothing about parrots except that they will probably outlive you, and that if you don't entertain them enough they go insane. Have fun. At least they don't smell bad!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on February 18, 2014, 06:29:33 pm
I love ferrets, but whew, do they have a funk.  Keeping a clean litterbox is as imporant for them as for cats - but even with scrupulous hygiene there is "a wild animal is loose in this house" which hits the nose of a visitor when they come inside.  It doesn't bother me in the slightest, but its been a deal-stopper in my marriage and I'd rather keep my wife than cute, hyperactive if affectionate pet predators.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: dejavroom on February 18, 2014, 08:02:50 pm
What the fuck is up with their smell? They have this really strange but pleasant smell

I KNOW MAN. I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Bobby Isosceles on February 18, 2014, 08:30:19 pm
I KNOW MAN. I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.

Is it their preening oil or is it because they eat lots of fruit? Can I get to smell that way if I eat that much fruit?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on February 18, 2014, 09:52:25 pm
I eat way more than my FDA recommended amount (breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus sometimes as a snack) and I'm as rank as they come.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on February 19, 2014, 02:11:38 pm
You have to be careful with fresh fruit. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnSeKHnB_k8)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on February 19, 2014, 02:44:24 pm
You have to be careful with fresh fruit. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnSeKHnB_k8)

PROPER.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Bobby Isosceles on March 01, 2014, 07:04:26 pm
Today's parrot related shenanigans:

1. Today I learned that my parrot loves the Muppets.
2. Today I learned that my parrot hates Lady Gaga.
3. Today I learned there is a Lady Gaga/Muppets Holiday Special. It is every bit as hilariously awful as it sounds.

My theory is that, between the ornate hairdos, feathered dresses, jerky movements, and huge beaky nose, Scooter believes he is being threatened by a cockatoo.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on March 02, 2014, 05:27:26 am
pug skull (http://i.imgur.com/7lhysDD.jpg)

i'm so sorry
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on March 03, 2014, 05:50:03 pm
What hath man wrought?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on March 20, 2014, 03:54:06 pm
Dang, Ash is getting punk'd by his hosss.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on March 21, 2014, 08:18:14 pm
Sorry for your loss.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on March 21, 2014, 08:18:30 pm
Dang, Ash, sorry to hear it. Good dog, Jake.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 21, 2014, 08:43:28 pm
So sorry.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 21, 2014, 11:26:49 pm
Will they do a house call? That would be even better.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on March 23, 2014, 03:57:54 am
Sorry about your friend.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on March 23, 2014, 11:29:32 pm
Oh, that's so sad.  Sorry Ash.  Hope it can be a peaceful as possible.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on March 23, 2014, 11:49:01 pm
Sorry to hear about this, ash.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Choop on March 24, 2014, 04:55:03 am
Sorry pal.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 24, 2014, 12:20:46 pm
Aw crap. Sorry.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on March 25, 2014, 11:05:54 pm
Bunnies must be smarter than we give them credit for.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on March 26, 2014, 04:22:25 am
Best thing I've seen today.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: greenkoolayd on March 26, 2014, 06:28:01 pm
Bunnies must be smarter than we give them credit for.

thats why we (used to)eat them, to gain their knowledge.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Bobby Isosceles on March 26, 2014, 08:36:50 pm
FUCK FUCK FUCK IT'S MATING SEASON FOR THE MACAWS FUCK SHIT FUCK IS GENOCIDE AN OPTION
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on March 28, 2014, 09:42:47 pm
Maybe you can make confections out of hoss sneeze and sell it to hipsters. It could be this years civet coffee.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: CortJstr on April 03, 2014, 07:34:32 pm
A french bulldog scared of his farts would be living in constant terror. It would be like if Bob Hope was scared of noses or if Onstad was scared of procrastinating.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on April 03, 2014, 09:10:00 pm
Onstrod scared of procrastinating for the win and the championship trophy.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 11, 2014, 04:43:18 pm
If that's not yours, I don't want to know.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on April 17, 2014, 07:00:37 pm
That's good horsin'.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on April 22, 2014, 08:05:03 pm
That could make hunting a lot more interesting. Where do these varmints live?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on April 22, 2014, 09:48:33 pm
They seem to be kind of golden retriever-sized. 
http://shar.es/TK0bM

More cute than terrifying.  Page says the males can move the teeth in their sockets to get them out of the way for feeding.  Thats a pretty neat adaptation.  Maybe they should be called switchblade deer.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on April 23, 2014, 03:23:03 am
Vampeer.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on April 23, 2014, 01:22:04 pm
SNIKT
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on April 23, 2014, 10:14:19 pm
It makes me sad because I know you are going to destroy those beautiful creatures.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 23, 2014, 10:21:09 pm
KILL IT NOW
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on April 24, 2014, 12:10:54 am
Hornets nest wrapped around a wooden statue.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bl7LMRRIcAAbciL.jpg)

nightmare fuel

Sell it on Etsy!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: CortJstr on May 01, 2014, 02:22:38 pm
Sell it on Etsy!

I think the Bloggess would buy that.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Bobby Isosceles on May 06, 2014, 11:53:38 am
(trigger warning: potato camera because I don't know how to disable video compression on the SO's Windows Phone)

Birds: the most graceful of animals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saaNBeVxLbM
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on May 09, 2014, 04:51:20 pm
For a creature with no eyebrows, he is remarkably expressive.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on May 09, 2014, 05:35:02 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/lMs2DLO.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on May 28, 2014, 10:53:55 pm
Excellent!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on May 29, 2014, 01:16:53 pm
Hoss on the run...

(https://31.media.tumblr.com/c45f093b2749899de6b944824f0d684a/tumblr_n3vc72v2nF1rkallao1_500.jpg)

Soon...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 29, 2014, 01:30:44 pm
Lileks got a puppy!

If that means nothing to you, it's OK, just move along.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on May 30, 2014, 04:27:47 am
Clearly he's building scaffolding so he can reach that last row of tiles at the top.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on May 30, 2014, 04:38:38 am
That chain is in a dangerous position.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on June 02, 2014, 06:57:29 pm
I guess I still haven't forgiven him for calling me a traitor.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 02, 2014, 07:49:42 pm
I guess I still haven't forgiven him for calling me a traitor.

Wait, what?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on June 02, 2014, 08:15:41 pm
IIRC correctly, Lileks was of the opinion that if you didn't support the Iraq War and waterboarding then you were in favor of the terrists taking over Merica.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on June 04, 2014, 05:55:42 am
Which one am I?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on June 06, 2014, 08:13:39 pm
First off, Good Lord!
(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR62VzydSRVKKqn5XJNqEvaEjjObf0oAEAKgDxNAUaLFLFtckR_cQ)

Secondly, I am so ready for football season.
(https://24.media.tumblr.com/81bdb457afab1710e88f8b7c34f4dfbc/tumblr_n5zenshi1P1tv4atfo1_250.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Bobby Isosceles on June 18, 2014, 08:39:06 pm
> working from home
> on a conference call
> quaker parrot mating season
> quaker parrot starts loudly masturbating
> mfw

 (http://i.imgur.com/oenr0hj.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Bobby Isosceles on June 18, 2014, 09:47:19 pm
So how long does fuck*ng season last for those dudes? Are you just gonna have to pencil in an annual month of horny parrot times shenanigans?

For the quaker: breeding season seems to vary by climate, and location. Generally, Mid-Fall to Early-Spring. Breeding season lasts about 6-10 weeks.

For the macaw: first half of the year but especially summer.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Bobby Isosceles on June 18, 2014, 10:04:21 pm
Jesus-fuck, get that thing a Real_Parrot_Doll or some-such.

Too much masturbation causes egg laying which leads to calcium deficiency. Last year Scooter (the Macaw) lay 23 eggs. This is atypical.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Bobby Isosceles on June 18, 2014, 11:05:14 pm
Cloacal prolapse is extremely deadly even if caught and treated immediately.

Conversely, interrupting egg formation is also bad, and causes sepsis. Parrots aren't like chickens, which are extremely distantly related and who suffer temporary but recoverable strokes from the sudden influx of cholesterol from resorbed eggs.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 18, 2014, 11:16:03 pm
I'm disturbed that none of the people I've interviewed about parrots ever mentioned that they are such perverts. What else are my sources hiding?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on June 19, 2014, 12:12:47 am
My parakeet engaged in epic bouts of self-love.  All staring into the mirror - no doubt thinking, "You're a dirty, dirty girl" and leering.  Never laid any eggs though.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on June 19, 2014, 12:22:07 am
Are parrot eggs tasty?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 19, 2014, 02:29:55 am
Good question!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Bobby Isosceles on July 31, 2014, 02:41:28 am
My parakeet engaged in epic bouts of self-love.  All staring into the mirror - no doubt thinking, "You're a dirty, dirty girl" and leering.  Never laid any eggs though.

The money shot's around three minutes in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx_NsNU6CCE

We got two normal sized eggs and one little deformed one this season. Quakers have two mating seasons per year so I hope we don't get much more. (Squeaker is a Quaker.)

Scooter is the macaw. Scooter has laid no eggs this year. I hear that macaws lay every other year. Last year Scooter laid 23 eggs. Twenty three. Normally macaws lay clutches of four to six.



Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Bobby Isosceles on July 31, 2014, 02:43:26 am
P.S. when the parrot starts masturbating, it is best to put on Barry White "Never Gonna Give You Up." This does nothing for the parrot and is generally infuriating/irritating for the person who actually owns the parrot. But it is hilarious for the SO of the parrot owner. True facts.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on July 31, 2014, 04:05:56 am
P.S. when the parrot starts masturbating, it is best to put on Barry White "Never Gonna Give You Up." This does nothing for the parrot and is generally infuriating/irritating for the person who actually owns the parrot. But it is hilarious for the SO of the parrot owner. True facts.

That just ain't my stick.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 31, 2014, 12:42:36 pm
Are parrot eggs tasty?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on July 31, 2014, 06:16:54 pm
Pugs would probably enjoy them.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on August 01, 2014, 04:19:54 pm
My preferred method for dispatch when they're caught on a glue trap is the quick head rap to the edge of the trash can.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 01, 2014, 07:53:30 pm
Sharp head rap on the edge of the counter is the approved method at the reptile house. Once in a while some do-gooder tries to get us to gas them instead. We used to gas them at my other zoo. Having seen that, and then had the "animal welfare" committee tell us we should do that instead of something that's basically instantaneous, is about on the top of my list of life experiences that have made me suspicious of do-gooders.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on August 01, 2014, 10:54:46 pm
My in-laws put out that poison that makes them bleed to death internally.  I came across a rat slowly dragging itself along a walkway around their house.  Quick whack with a hammer put us both out of his misery.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 02, 2014, 12:12:59 am
I don't think the person who had to sit there watching the slowly dying squirming bag of gassed rodents felt like she wasn't the agent of their destruction. The decision about which way to do it was made by people who never had to actually do it or see it done. No doubt they felt fine about it.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Bobby Isosceles on August 04, 2014, 12:52:50 am
In non-masturbatory news, our macaw is a Brony:

(http://i.imgur.com/jjLjSjw.jpg?1)

He stayed up three hours past his bedtime watching cartoons.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 04, 2014, 02:14:03 pm
It's good they have at least one other interest in life.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on September 29, 2014, 09:55:57 pm
That is awesome. I knew where the story was leading, but still the payoff was satisfying.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on October 27, 2014, 07:30:38 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/T868oMT.gif)
New Friend!?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: ianmalcolm2 on October 29, 2014, 11:36:05 pm
does it all come out at once?

or does the other worse manual option have to happen...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 01, 2014, 06:03:58 am
the dog shitting out like 19" of hookworm.

Good Lord!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: ianmalcolm2 on November 01, 2014, 09:43:49 pm
It's only rarely that I stand by the maxim of my lil profile image, but this is one of those times.

I am glad that I have never had to deal with pooping out a huge parasite.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Bobby Isosceles on November 02, 2014, 01:28:34 pm
for wombles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj3-Ay6VCX8
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 03, 2014, 02:43:58 am
whaaaat??!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on November 04, 2014, 03:24:12 am
Here's a can because I am experienced.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on November 06, 2014, 03:58:32 am
Sweet looking dog, dude.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 06, 2014, 05:00:30 am
He kinda reminds me of this guy (http://youtu.be/8pHadbB0NCM).
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on November 08, 2014, 09:41:33 pm
hosss take heroic pisses.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 10, 2014, 05:47:21 am
hosss take heroic pisses.
QFT
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 12, 2014, 05:28:23 pm
He's smiling. He is proud of himself.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 13, 2014, 01:32:53 am
That is very funny - the sheep, I mean, not so much the plastic bag. You ruined that story by not falling off the hoss.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on November 17, 2014, 07:29:30 pm
A guy from Rutgers got eaten by a bear this fall. This confirms my intense fear of bears. He ran and it chased him.

Actually, the aftermath of him dying confirmed exactly why I'm scared of them-- every conversation I heard about it mentioned how he just needed to (whatever) and he would have been fine. I think I have mentioned this before, but since I was a kid I've been freaked out by the feeling that all animals are completely unpredictable and could do something bad at any moment. Who knows, maybe if I'd seen a bear when I was camping I would have done "the right thing" and gotten eaten anyway. I can't watch those cute "look at this huge dog that's friends with a tiny duck" type videos because I feel absolute dread that at any moment the dog could just rip the duck in half, and knowing the Internet they would just post it without warning for lulz.

whew, that's intense, let's watch this probably kind of freaked out pug. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgQnfSWN9DY)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 17, 2014, 07:53:14 pm
Love that angle on a pug.

Where did this bear thing happen? What kind of bear?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on November 17, 2014, 10:58:43 pm
Did I mention I went from one dog to three dogs in a month? I thought it might be a little much but fuck noes, I love having a pack going ape-shits in the lot with me ever time I got out. It's like always having a friend around who likes you and wants to play.
Did your children recently leave for school or something? Brother, there is no discernible difference between a cat lady and a dog guy.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 17, 2014, 11:38:29 pm
Actually I have pretty much let that blog die, although I do post on the Facebook page that hardly anyone sees if a story is truly awesome. But I've been writing a lot lately about coexisting with wildlife.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on November 18, 2014, 12:01:14 am
In pet news that ACAP actually cares about, we got a guinea pig over the summer that has grown so gigantic that the topic of capybaras came up in the house (drawing the line, however).  I observed to my wife that guinea pigs aren't exactly the athletes of the rodent family, although she has impressive change of speed and direction.  Kind of like Frank Gore.
The guinea pig, that is - not the wife.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on November 18, 2014, 12:10:21 am
My pig annoys the everliving shit out of me. He turns food to poop and thats the end of his show. He is likewise enormous. I've attempted to let him enjoy liberty in a sort of fence construction. The jerk just sits there like an idiot in the middle where I left him. The annoyance comes into play when I'm seeking a midnight snack and he knows the fridge is where I keep his food. In every other arena the guy is damskie, but he knows the sound of a fridge/plastic bag/etc.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 18, 2014, 01:45:56 am
In pet news that ACAP actually cares about, we got a guinea pig over the summer that has grown so gigantic that the topic of capybaras came up in the house

Pics!!!

I had a pig a million years ago. It knew the sound of the fridge opening and would race around the cage squealing. We found this endearing. It only lived two years before it died of kidney failure so we didn't have a whole lot of time to get fed up with it.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on November 18, 2014, 04:12:07 am
Did your children recently leave for school or something? Brother, there is no discernible difference between a cat lady and a dog guy.

Hey hey hey now!  Don't be smack talking the dog dude. 
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on November 18, 2014, 05:31:04 am
Rutgers Student Eaten by Brown Bear (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/22/bear-attack-rutgers-student-killed/16078383/) after doing pretty much every stupid thing possible.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on November 18, 2014, 01:59:23 pm
Rutgers Student Eaten by Brown Bear (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/09/22/bear-attack-rutgers-student-killed/16078383/) after doing pretty much every stupid thing possible.

...I don't have to run faster than the bear, I just have to run faster than you.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 18, 2014, 05:54:35 pm
Black bear, not brown. It makes a difference. Hardly anyone gets killed by black bears.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 18, 2014, 07:56:08 pm
I can't watch those cute "look at this huge dog that's friends with a tiny duck" type videos because I feel absolute dread that at any moment the dog could just rip the duck in half, and knowing the Internet they would just post it without warning for lulz.

I once brought home a baby chick from the hardware store. I pulled him out of the bag to show the cat. "Look at the cute little... " SLAP! Fuckin' cat slapped the shit out of the chick, broke it's neck. WTF cat!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 18, 2014, 08:41:07 pm
Just sayin'
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5318/5913062813_cd7fc00c7d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 18, 2014, 08:41:56 pm
I once got a duck for easter and my toddler aged brother came walking out later that day with my duck, holding him by the neck. Killed him dead as shit.

That's cold ass shit. No wonder you hate that fucker. Ha ha ha...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on November 19, 2014, 02:34:08 am
my mom, too, has a horror story about hugging her baby chicks to death on easter.

Yeah, I meant black bear. I knew that, I knew that brown bears are the ones I have nightmares about.

Polar bears, though. GET AWAY FROM THOSE BEARS, SANTA. THEY WILL HIDE IN A BLIZZARD AND EAT YOUR GUTS.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on November 19, 2014, 07:41:54 pm
They are so enormous - polar bears, that is. 
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1408/542688367_a98e743a19_o.jpg)
(polar top left, brown/black on bottom, grizzly top right)
Black bears look like stuffed toys in comparison.  I sure hope they adapt to the environment our arctic areas are becoming. 
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Arachno-capitalist on November 19, 2014, 09:00:26 pm
I once got a duck for easter and my toddler aged brother came walking out later that day with my duck, holding him by the neck. Killed him dead as shit.
It was a fad for men at my school to raise birds. Once I was assigned baby sitting duty for a flock of chickens and ducks. The school police force got hip to this trend and actively sought out students who were tending to birds.
Officer Travis: I see you've got some birds here. Are they your birds?
ACAP (walking away from the birds): No sir. Those are the Lord's birds. I have no claim on that which is The Lord's.
That's an exact quote by the way. I literally walked away from a cop and abandoned my friend's birds by assigning possession of the birds to God.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on November 19, 2014, 09:16:06 pm
my mom, too, has a horror story about hugging her baby chicks to death on easter.


As does Mrs. West.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 20, 2014, 01:45:15 am
Noo, not the nuts!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on November 20, 2014, 03:36:10 am


Best choice we made so far, getting a tub of toys and putting it down at his level. He's figured out he can go rustle through it and grab stuff at will, saved me a lot of furniture at this point. We keep 3 or 4 things to the side and rotate stock weekly so new shit keeps turning up on him.

I'm really attached to this dude, he's ferociously dog-smart, like the Lab.


Smaaart.  I will use that on our next puppy!   Also, smart dogs rock. I'm surprised by how smart (and neurotic) our Pit Bull is.  He's like a muscle based murder machine, but he's scared of his own shadow.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on November 25, 2014, 01:42:56 am
D'awwww....
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on November 28, 2014, 01:36:07 pm
OW.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 28, 2014, 07:03:26 pm
Dang! I think your hoss don't like you.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on November 29, 2014, 05:07:57 pm
CAN YOU HEAR ME!? ANSWER ME! ARE YOU OK? HELLO!?
(http://i.imgur.com/02tJ8Wx.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on December 08, 2014, 05:15:35 pm
Best friends hangin' out in front of the stove.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-T-3tLQq3QEo/VII-vpkg4VI/AAAAAAAAB6o/Y3HeYfAP2XM/w1118-h628-no/IMG_20141205_182347393.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 08, 2014, 07:04:07 pm
OMG so cute and matchy. Is the mini one a puggle?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on December 08, 2014, 08:23:31 pm
We do believe that Martha is a puggle.  She and Lyle the Pit both think that they are the same size.

The Stove. (http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200325992_200325992?cm_mmc=Google-pla_with_promotion-_-Heaters%2C%20Stoves%20%2B%20Fireplaces-_-Corn%2C%20Pellet%20%2B%20Multi-Fuel%20Heaters-_-175059&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=175059&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=175059&gclid=Cj0KEQiAtZWkBRC9ibSfhoKEyLYBEiQA5fDxkVqsfETc5BSSAUeYQShhu0TQ_8H4LZkU_CRy9JxbFSIaAlOU8P8HAQ)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 13, 2014, 01:04:27 am
That seems entirely believable to me.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on December 15, 2014, 06:18:47 pm
They can induce their owners to supply them with baked goods, so this is not surprising.
My dog represents a failed attempt at pug ownership on my part.  The plan was to get 2 pugs, one male named Porky, preferably with a solid black/brown coat; and a female to be named Petunia.  Then a friend who is an Eskie breeder had puppies available at the right moment, and I figured a puppy in hand was worth 2 pugs in the bush.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on December 15, 2014, 06:26:13 pm
That is a pretty major fail. I mean, of all the breeds you could end up with, that is not even close.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on December 16, 2014, 04:13:52 pm
"Get me the fuck away from these idiots!"
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on January 06, 2015, 01:26:43 am
He seems to have misspelled American Eskimo Dog as p.o.m.e.r.a.n.i.a.n.  They do actually occupy an equivalent niche in the human/dog matrix.   The Deadspin author professes confusion over the low ranking of a lot of big dogs - since lifespan is a part of his calculus, this isn't all that surprising.  Avg life span of a Great Dane is 6 years (so I hear).  That's hardly enough time for the dang thing to finish growing.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 06, 2015, 02:38:11 pm
ALSO: I love this chart (http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/11/14/7220303/dog-breeds-ranked) based upon how popular dog breeds are vs. how good a breed the author actually thinks they are.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v401/DocandCasey/How_Labs_See_Other_Dogs.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 06, 2015, 09:17:04 pm
Well, after a few months I decided he was 90% one of these (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Cattle_Dog) and 10% straight fuck*ng monster.

Tangentially relevant, I now call one of our cats "Supreme Cat of Obnoxiousness."
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on January 07, 2015, 12:40:34 am
My dad had a mix with a good dose of Aussie Cattle Dog in him (dam was one - owned by a FoaF - who broke out of the backyard and got busy with half the dogs in the neighborhood (the half that weren't neutered)).  The litter was a comical assortment of mutts with coats and leg lengths and all.
He was a great dog, but as a young 'un he did "herd" people by nipping at the back of your ankle, and sideswiping you to give you a shove in the right direction.  We did manage to train the ankle biting out of him, but he kept on bodychecking his human pack all the days of his life. 40 pounds is a lot of weight to get knocked at your knees.  Good thing we're an agile bunch.

Spouse brought home the new puppy (now a 5 MO) and was told he was an Australian Shepherd.

Well, after a few months I decided he was 90% one of these (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Cattle_Dog) and 10% straight fuck*ng monster.

I've noticed him trying to herd the hosss about so I'm going to go study on how to train his herd instincts some so I can get in front of that.

Also, I really like the idea of turning out the hosss and then instead of me going and getting them back just pointing and saying "DA-A-AWG" like John Wayne in Big Jake to the Cattle Dog and having him herd them back toward the pens.

I'ma work on this.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on January 08, 2015, 02:22:02 pm
Gotta love the Tractor Supply.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 08, 2015, 09:16:17 pm
Yeah, Tractor Supply is a magical place.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 12, 2015, 09:38:10 pm
The Mayor should have his youngling try this with her next pony session. Kids would dig it.

Duly noted. I'll try to get video.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 13, 2015, 06:24:58 am
I'm looking forward to that video.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: ianmalcolm2 on January 20, 2015, 06:14:15 pm
(http://i.imgur.com/HiZoxkM.jpg)

Jelly Bean the ferret is a good house guest this week. For an animal that sleeps 22 hours a day, she goes hard. Those precious two hours of wakefulness were almost entirely spent chasing a plastic bag tied to a broomstick.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 29, 2015, 11:56:56 pm
In a weird way doesn't it actually feel sorta good?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on January 30, 2015, 06:41:10 pm
The dogs were probably concerned, but I'll be the hosss were indeed laughing.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on February 14, 2015, 05:08:11 am
that lil' punk got devastated.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 02, 2015, 06:23:50 pm
So we're a one pug family now. I swore I wouldn't leave it for too long, but I did. I didn't want to make a vet drive in an ice storm yesterday and I thought she could make it for one more day.  The vet was due to come at noon today and she started occasionally crying at about eleven. I hope I remember next time that a little too early is better than a little too late. But she had 16 great years and just two weeks of trying too hard that I regret in retrospect and two days that were really bad. I guess that's not too bad.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on March 02, 2015, 06:42:54 pm
Saddest thing.

Good dog, Lilly.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on March 02, 2015, 07:00:17 pm
I'm pouring out an especially tiny can of Dr. Pepper for Lilly.  Lyle, Martha and Pepper will get extra pats tonight in her honor.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 02, 2015, 07:48:11 pm
I think it must be nearly impossible to feel like you did it at the right time. I'm trying to remember that. And at least the vet was already on the way when it started to get really bad.

Yeah, 16 years. When I first got her, I subscribed to a magazine called Pug Talk. It was mostly about show pugs, and nearly every issue had at least one full-page ad that a breeder had taken out in honor of a pug that had died at like 5 years old. I was always so worried about something happening to her, and my deal with the universe was, please let her live till at least 5 and I won't complain. I think I made out pretty good in the end.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on March 03, 2015, 05:09:27 am
Good bye Lilly!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 03, 2015, 10:29:32 pm
Thank you.

Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on March 04, 2015, 04:31:36 am
Sorry to hear about Lily, Wombat.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 12, 2015, 01:28:57 pm
Eh, ring-tailed lemurs. So common.

That photo's pretty funny though.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on March 12, 2015, 02:18:31 pm
Eh, ring-tailed lemurs. So common.

Really.  Lemurs are just hoi polloi.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on March 13, 2015, 06:57:53 pm
"They'll rip your face off" is an awesome quote from a biologist.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 13, 2015, 08:46:12 pm
Seriously. What is that otter doing in someone's kitchen?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on March 26, 2015, 11:42:16 pm


8 seconds after this phot, one of them shit, the other lay down in it and then they proceeded to eat each others cardigan.


I was thinking, dang, I've read 5 threads and Ash hasn't written anything can worthy. Then I read this.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 06, 2015, 06:02:38 pm
Are you sure that dog is not part bear?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 06, 2015, 08:01:02 pm
I get it. I miss having a dog to train to do cool stuff. The emergency backup pug being blind, there is not much she can do. I have been teaching a training class for volunteers at the shelter to keep up my training chops but in that situation, it's a major accomplishment sometimes just to get the dog's attention. It can be more like training wild animals. And there's no long-term since they're usually gone by the following week. It's an interesting challenge but not the same thing.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on April 07, 2015, 05:50:05 pm
I've never tried to train any animal to do anything except the necessary stuff, like shit outside and have some manners. I wish I had a dog. I really miss having a furry friend.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on April 07, 2015, 09:59:01 pm
Yesterday's hoss adventure:

Went out to feed, water and clean the hosss out and saw that the water bucket in one stall had a lot of floating alfalfa parts. Using my hand, I swept up the mat of green and tossed it into the stall. The handful of stuff was too heavy and it really got my attention when it hit the ground with a meaty 'plop'.

I'd just scooped out a drowned rat, which I then had to fight the dogs over possession thereof. They figured it was fair game since I'd thrown it away.

lulz
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on April 09, 2015, 02:44:16 pm
First comment on that video: "How come bears are so cute sometimes, and other times they'll just tear your god damned face off?" How, indeed.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on April 18, 2015, 07:52:18 am
I want to hug a bear. This is a well known fact about me.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on April 21, 2015, 05:59:48 pm
Dogs dig odors, and your feet are so accessible to them.
Mine likes to roll in our (used) underwear, which nauseates my wife.  I tell her she should feel honored - Petunia wants to smell like the boss lady.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 27, 2015, 03:47:16 pm
You need to get him some stuff to herd.  Get it out of his system. Also, good messageboard posts.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on April 28, 2015, 03:37:14 am
that's a beautiful dog.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 28, 2015, 05:08:05 pm
Aw geez Ash you give us that nice dog photo and then you ruin it with the ticks??

But I am glad to know I have made the world a better place in this small way by influencing you to train a PhotoHound.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on May 01, 2015, 01:30:52 pm
That deserves the full link. The crocodile is almost as awesome as the hippo.
http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/watermelon-eating-techniques-of-large-animals-ranked-1690876006/+robharvilla
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on May 04, 2015, 12:17:26 am
Those were all awesome. Now I want a watermelon.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Asherdan on May 05, 2015, 01:05:44 pm
GET SOME

(https://38.media.tumblr.com/2446ef9e8202b3221cf0b7ed999601ea/tumblr_nnrfu04fvH1s2yegdo1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 05, 2015, 01:23:29 pm
Most people will never have as bad a day at work as that guy is having.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on May 05, 2015, 01:42:12 pm
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT??!?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on May 05, 2015, 03:29:42 pm
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT??!?

Yeah, I want to know if the leopard is able to keep running along that other wall like a NASCAR at Daytona.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on May 05, 2015, 11:19:57 pm
Kitty and Hippo just want to play.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on May 18, 2015, 09:59:58 pm
We'll just call you Lord Montague.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 19, 2015, 05:37:07 pm
It must be National Dog Fight Week and no one told us.

The potential pug came over yesterday. She's cute and smart and has a healthy unpuglike conformation, like a lot of snout and actual nostrils. She and the foster mom hung around for about an hour and a half. We went on a walk, then we sat and talked while the two pugs walked around the house. They seemed to be doing fine - Rose was pretty much unmoved as far as we could tell. So I said, OK, and we sat down and started to go through the contract and literally as I was initialing stuff on the second page Rose lost her shit and attacked her.

The foster mom said that she has an elderly cranky pug and the pup has learned to totally leave her alone, so she suggested I try keeping the pup for a week or so and see how it goes before we decide. So that's what we're doing.

I figured I could make it work and see if they get used to each other because the foster said she slept in a crate and I also have a lot of options with baby gates for various rooms. Well first of all I discover this long-legged sport model of pug can jump both the baby gates. Then I put her to sleep in the crate - after having her in and out of it successfully all day - and she pretty much whined the whole night, also with some barking. I finally got into a situation where I couldn't hear it and got a little sleep, but now I'm totally sleep deprived and trying to manage these two pugs, see if they are going to get used to each other without hurting each other, and get some minimal amount of work done.

The thing is that Rose seems to have some dementia, and she's blind. So it's not just normal correcting the puppy behavior. So the puppy's not reacting the way it reacted to the foster's cranky old pug correcting it.

There was one fight this morning and since then it's been a truce. But I'm starting to think it's unfair to the old pug in her golden years to do this, even if I were willing to put in the work.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on May 20, 2015, 03:27:16 am
All my dogs have been doing lately is rolling around in stinky crap.  Usually right after I've washed the last batch of stinky crap off of them.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 20, 2015, 12:00:21 pm
Lucky you! Oh wait...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 20, 2015, 01:43:36 pm
Ash called it. I am right now arranging for the puppy to go back.

People ask me for dog advice all the time and I've even done it for money now and again. And I realized telling this story, that I am exactly the client that we would roll our eyes about telling the story behind her back. I have a blind senile dog with aggression issues and I decided it would be a good plan to get a seriously undersocialized adolescent puppy. What could possibly go wrong?

They're not sure they can get here today though so we might have one more day of fun and excitement. At least she gave me some simple advice that might get us all some sleep. Apparently this is the one dog in a million who sleeps great in a crate as long as it's completely uncovered on all sides. Ugh, I sure wish I'd made more effort to get in touch and ask for advice about that yesterday evening. I called but she didn't call back and it was late by the time I realized.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 02, 2015, 09:49:58 pm
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on June 02, 2015, 11:27:08 pm
That is some Nuclear Option persuasion at work.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on June 03, 2015, 03:03:08 am
My hearts exploding!  These goats!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on June 03, 2015, 05:35:12 am
It's impossible to say no to those goats! My basal nervous system wants these goats!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on June 15, 2015, 05:22:00 pm
Make sure you're getting heritage turkeys - they're much more interesting than the white, mutant things that get raised for the supermarket freezer.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on June 15, 2015, 07:06:02 pm
We have lots of wild turkeys around here.  They're fun to watch and you can get surprisingly close to them sometimes.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 15, 2015, 07:50:05 pm
How does that even work? Do you send it off somewhere to be cut up into recognizable cow-meat segments?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 15, 2015, 11:08:18 pm
I would sure rather have Leon do it than do it myself. I'm not even great at, like, deboning chicken parts. I sure don't want to start with a whole critter.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on June 16, 2015, 05:09:36 am
That is very enterprising of you Ash. Are you sure you can get it all down in just one go watching a master work? I mean, that's a lot of cuts to slice up a cow. What if when it's your turn you butcher the job, so to speak? Would you call Leon in to clean up your mess or just live with it?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on June 16, 2015, 10:21:47 pm
So basically what you are saying is that you don't need some asshole with a sawz-all to tell you what a goddamn t-bone looks like. Ha ha ha...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on June 17, 2015, 02:52:33 am
Really, I'd want to see what they used for tackle to lift and tools to section the damn carcass when things are big and unwieldy. Once I got the meat sectioned down so I can start table cutting I can deal. I haven't done anything bigger than a 90# deer or pig so just handling the mass on the ground is a challenge, as is hanging and sectioning the carcass.

2 to 1 the process involves splitting things with a goddam sawz-all.

Don't take that bet. (http://www.cultivatinghome.com/2012/04/how-to-butcher-cow-or-beef-butchering.html) I called the sawz-all right off the cuff.

Sawz-all are just so dang useful.  You can do so many things with 'em.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on June 29, 2015, 06:55:42 pm
(http://paintraincomic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/2013-09-13-TheEternalQuestion.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on July 07, 2015, 11:13:40 pm
The filter that just keeps giving.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 08, 2015, 02:58:25 am
The other day there was a bird dying of a broken neck on the sidewalk in front of my house. It was too big for me to deal with killing it so I hoped I could just ignore it. Unfortunately the mailman came and informed me there was a small crowd around a bird at the bottom of my stairs. I went and got a box and put it someplace private. The people standing around were convincing themselves the bird was going to be OK basically because it was managing to find the energy to horribly struggle to get away from them. It was not going to be OK.

 I felt bad that I couldn't put it out of its misery but my experience is limited to things the size of mice and sparrows. This was like a starling or a young crow. I felt like it was better to let nature take its course than to do something that would be worse if I did it badly.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on July 08, 2015, 12:34:24 pm
NOW YOU ARE A MAN, MY SON.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on July 08, 2015, 08:19:49 pm
Update: he did it.

I'm giving the boy a can of Dr Pepper!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 31, 2015, 09:05:45 pm
That's a really good idea. The standard boring advice is to train a sit for greetings, but that's a much better plan for a dog like that.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 04, 2015, 07:45:24 pm
What I think is that it's important to remember that nearly all problems that people attribute to dominance in dogs have nothing to do with dominance. The popular notion of dominance in dogs is based on thinking and research that has been pretty much entirely discredited.

So I'd consider more practical and simple possibilities first. Does he just do it on those two items? It is possible that they are both so filthy that he's marking them because they smell interesting? Jackets and backpacks rarely if ever get washed. Does he only do it when they are hung in a certain place? Maybe just stop hanging them there. Those sorts of things.

Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 05, 2015, 05:51:43 pm
Well I have no comment on human dominance hierarchies, so... as you were.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 19, 2015, 04:21:38 pm
As long as we're on the cute animals behaving badly theme, anyone who thinks hummingbirds are cute (and is too cheap to buy my book) should read this (http://www.slate.com/blogs/wild_things/2015/08/19/hummingbird_aggression_fierce_deadly_fights_for_territory_nectar_feeders.html).
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on August 20, 2015, 03:44:05 pm
Of course Hummingbirds are agro, they are speed freaks!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 30, 2015, 05:31:49 pm
Rose pug is gone. I am pugless for the first time in 16 years (because she wouldn't stand for me adopting the pug I tried to foster a few months ago). Even the vet said "end of an era."
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 30, 2015, 11:06:20 pm
Thanks. I'm glad you think so. She was always a little in Lilly's shadow I think, so I had to think hard what would do her justice.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on August 31, 2015, 01:15:26 am
Bye bye Rose.  So sorry you lost your friend, Wombles.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on August 31, 2015, 01:52:59 pm
Saddest thing. Sorry to hear it.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on August 31, 2015, 08:13:50 pm
I already said this on facebook, but I had to use your weird code name so it felt weird.

Sorry about Rose, Wombat.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 31, 2015, 08:41:09 pm
Thank you Inev.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on August 31, 2015, 11:57:38 pm
The video made both my wife and I sniffle a little.  Our four legged family members are with us such a short time.  I hope your heartache eases soon.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 01, 2015, 05:10:27 pm
Please talk about your furry idiots!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on September 04, 2015, 09:44:39 pm
Goodbye Somebody nice!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on September 04, 2015, 09:48:05 pm
ALSO: I love how the hoss in this video (http://gawker.com/san-bernardino-sheriffs-deputies-caught-on-camera-attac-1696886393) just hangs out while dude gets his lickin'.

Aside from stealing the hoss, what did this guy do? They wouldn't give him a merciless beatdown just for taking a hoss. Would they? Also, was there any disciplinary action against those officers?

(see his tail at the beginning when dude is trying to get away? that hoss doesn't like anything about what that guy is doing with him)

I'm not savvy to the ways of the hoss. What is going on?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on September 04, 2015, 11:12:26 pm
Oh yeah, all those officers got it in the can and the dude already got a settlement from the county for that junk.

Yes, glad to hear it, but what did he do to send the pigs into rage mode?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on September 05, 2015, 04:06:45 am
He made them work for it.

It's like Chris Rock says "If you make the police come after you, they're bringing an ass whooping with them."
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 08, 2015, 07:46:16 pm
I was supposed to get a foster pug yesterday, but the person surrendering her back to the rescue flaked out and is now trying to convince me that along with taking on a dog with reportedly a million problems it didn't have before it got adopted to her, I should also drive an hour to meet her to hand the poor thing off in a parking lot somewhere.

The rescue told me not to let her pressure me and they will try to arrange transportation but I haven't heard anything since yesterday morning. Really, it is so boring at home now that I want even just some crappy pug really badly. Is that too much to ask?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on September 08, 2015, 08:10:25 pm
wombles...why does it have to be a pug? Doesn't another flavour of canine perk your ears even a little?

In fact, does it have to be a dog at all? I know a guy who has a hoss that's afraid of cows...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 08, 2015, 08:49:03 pm
Pugs have worked for me. If it's ain't broke, don't fix it. Also, the Tech Staff is not such a fan of dogs in general but he likes pugs. When I worked at the shelter there were other dogs I would have taken home if I were single and I had an opening for a dog. But TS had to be persuaded to have dogs in the house at all, and I am not going to mess with success.

Also, you have no idea what a collection of pug stuff we have. I thought briefly about a French bulldog, but I have noplace to keep a whole new collection of stuffed French bulldogs, French bulldog knick-knacks, etc, etc.

Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 08, 2015, 10:13:03 pm
If you already have the sort of life where you have hosss, I can't understand the objection to having a goat.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on September 08, 2015, 11:55:32 pm
If you already have the sort of life where you have hosss, I can't understand the objection to having a goat.

I think it's a slippery slope argument.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 10, 2015, 04:36:12 pm
I have a foster pug. As I expected this is basically trading one problem for another. She is pretty insane at the moment. But we run a good pug boot camp here so hopefully I can whip her into better shape.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 10, 2015, 05:03:28 pm
There's a photo on that other crummy social networking site.

Trust me, if she were a figment, she'd be much better behaved. Good god spare me from people who do not teach their dogs the basics of walking on a leash.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 16, 2015, 06:22:57 pm
I am really not planning to keep this dog. The Tech Staff keeps saying why not? Because all he does is come home and play ball with her for three minutes and see how cute she is, and that's it.

The main reason is that I want a dog that gets along with other dogs. She was returned because she didn't get along with the adopter's other dog. It could have just been a bad match, but even so, it means the next dog I could get would possibly be really restricted. Also, I'm finding that she is also wicked leash reactive. I want a dog who I can walk around a busy neighborhood without her going ballistic at other dogs. Yes, it is possible to train this out of a dog - I've assisted at the classes we offer at the shelter and the effect can be miraculous. But it is a long, slow, tedious process and not a project I am really interested in.

She's also much more energetic and perpetual-puppyish than I want in a dog. What I liked about my pugs were that they were up for an adventure when I offered one, but didn't have a bunch of random extra energy that had to be burned off each and every day. I might like to raise a puppy again, but not because I want a puppy forever. It's because I want an adult dog that has been raised right. This dog is four, so she's not going to mature, you know? The goofy thing she is, is what she is for good.

She has a lot of good qualities. She learns fast and yeah, she would take great photos once I trained her to sit still for half a second. She will make a great dog for someone else.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 28, 2015, 11:19:36 pm
This is not the thread about eating animals, I thought?

God fuck*ng dammit the evil cat scratched the foster pug's eye. On the bright side, I thought they wouldn't pay for me taking her to my vet instead of one of the vets that they work with, but they might. On the not bright side, I am now going to have to keep her entertained for several days while she is wearing a plastic cone and can't do all her normal activities.

On the I don't know which side, the rescue is not in a rush to find her a catless foster home. They said maybe she learned her lesson and we could wait and see how it goes.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 29, 2015, 01:12:54 pm
The immediately prior person who surrendered her back to the rescue seems to have been somewhat clueless because some of the problems she reported turned out to be nothing. Like she said she had housetraining accidents because they couldn't figure out how to get her to let them know she needed to go out. Whereas here, she figured out so fast how to ask to go out that she immediately started lying about it and asking to go out just to play.

I was initially surprised to find out that for a living, she is a vet tech. But then I remembered that the veterinary profession doesn't tend to have much expertise in behavior.

I don't know her history before that. To be honest, she really is a handful and I can see why previous owners could have been overwhelmed. She is fundamentally high-strung and high-energy and that is not easy to manage. But of course, how previous owners treated her probably exacerbated the situation.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 29, 2015, 04:23:59 pm
Cupcake is a good project for me right now. I needed something to get me out of my dead-pug funk, and she is a champ at that, because if I don't get off my ass and work with her she's going to tear the place apart.

It's also good in that I won't feel like rushing into getting another pug just because the house is empty. I'm old enough that I won't get to have that many more dogs so I need to get it right. She's also teaching me some more things about what I do and don't want in a dog.

Also it's always in the back of my mind that if this writing thing doesn't work out, I can go back to working with animals for a living. So she's almost work-related.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 29, 2015, 06:40:43 pm
That's interesting you feel that way about the hosss because it always seemed to me that people are more practical about rehoming hosss than other pets. And it is so much a bigger deal to own one that it made sense to me.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 30, 2015, 01:50:29 am
I typed and erased some here too, so I'll just say - as I'm sure you know, it's a blessing and a curse to be that attached. I envy you and I don't.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on October 02, 2015, 05:59:51 pm
We're gonna need a bigger boat. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLt5rBfNucc)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on October 05, 2015, 12:56:18 am
I was too tired to entertain the foster pug this evening so she spent an hour alternately humping a big dog bed and throwing it around trying to break its neck.

Someone contacted me about possibly adopting her. It's a family with a 6 year old and a nine year old who have been agitating for a dog for three years. We don't know how she is with kids, but maybe with a staff - er, family - of four she'd have more people to tire her out. The mom has never had a dog and doesn't know what to expect except that this is going to be a big change and a new thing to learn how to do. So, maybe since she has no basis for comparison so she won't know how crazy this dog is?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on October 06, 2015, 04:06:08 pm
I think that's all correct.

Also - turns out the nine year old boy says he wants to be a dog trainer. I'd love to see this dog go to a dog trainer's home, and even if the dog trainer is nine, that's fine by me.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on October 11, 2015, 08:34:52 pm
The crazy foster pug has left the building. She was the right dog for the moment and arrived and left at basically the perfect times. And now I don't feel anymore like I want any old crummy pug as soon as I can get one in the house, so that is good.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on October 12, 2015, 08:00:04 am
Both pug and you are better for the relationship.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on October 13, 2015, 07:06:59 pm
The Highland Games were recently in Pleasanton, and there was a competition for sheep herding with a dog.  All the contestants I saw were using Border Collies, and it was astonishing.  The dogs' behaviors were clearly instinctual, and the skill of the handler in directing the dog really stood out.  Most were quite proficient in getting their little flock of 6 sheep to move around the obstacle course, a couple were pretty inept and were put out of their misery by a horn sounding after about 5 mins.  All of the dogs looked so thrilled to be at work; 2 of them were drooling, one spectacularly so.  If it had gone on for much longer I think she would have passed out from dehydration.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on October 13, 2015, 07:41:24 pm
On topic: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/topic/4-h
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on October 13, 2015, 10:38:53 pm
Also, I think Bobby Hill did this unit: MOO! (https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/files/project/pdf/4-h1001.pdf)

Is that what gave him the gout?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on October 13, 2015, 11:57:42 pm
Is that what gave him the gout?

Dangol'toeswoleupsizeofagrapefruitman.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on October 13, 2015, 11:58:23 pm
Wombat successfully navigated her way around a rebound-pug without anyone getting burnt.

That's kinda a thing.

Especially given that the Tech Staff spent at least the whole first week saying "Why don't we just adopt her?" and I had to explain repeatedly that we couldn't do anything that we have enjoyed doing with dogs with this dog.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on October 20, 2015, 11:33:44 pm
Do they share, take turns...I'm assuming they don't tussle over it.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on October 28, 2015, 12:31:14 am
Awww sweet. Are you going to dress them up for Halloween too?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 02, 2015, 07:28:35 am
Nah, But they'll get to eat the carved up pumpkins once we hit the first.

You're a good dad. You're gonna let Paul smash it with a hammer first of course?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 07, 2015, 08:35:39 pm
A nice family with a little chihuahua-pug mix drove a long way to meet the foster bug and he totally blew it. He wanted to play so bad that he terrified her. He also barked at the extremely tall dad. He does this sometimes at first but makes friends quickly, but dad was not willing to make an effort. Just a bad match all around, the little boys also didn't seem to like a dog that is jumpy when excited.

I hope this guy finds a home soon because I can deal with his other issues but I'm exhausted trying to keep him separate from the cats. And because with the last four rescue pug-things I've met at this point, I'm starting to feel like if I can't have my old dogs back maybe I don't want a dog at all. Or at least, that I really need to raise one up myself, but even then there are no guarantees. I didn't think what I wanted was so complicated - basically a dog who is OK with cats, other dogs, and humans, and can walk down a street or hang out with all of those things without having a fit. I thought that was just the basics and then I could find one that otherwise had the sort of personality I like. But none of the ones I have met have had the basics.

I guess a big part of the problem is that if you go to the bother of properly socializing a puppy, you're not the sort of person who's going to dump it in a shelter after all that work. Still I know I have met a lot of great rescue dogs and I am trying to remember that. But I'm tired, I have caught a cold AGAIN, and this dog is wearing me out.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 08, 2015, 01:29:34 am
Yeah, I did put a lot of work into them. But I was thinking about this - mostly it wasn't spent on fixing them. They weren't already fucked up when I got them. With these dogs all the training is going into getting them halfway to normal. Mine started normal and the work went into making them really good.

Even Rose, who spend the first four years of her life in a cage, wasn't as big a problem when I got her as these dogs have been. Maybe that gave me an exaggerated idea of how much you can compensate for lack of proper early socialization. Really, for all I know Rose had a great life in the critical period before she got locked up and that's why she was OK in the long run, so maybe I was interpreting the whole thing all wrong.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 08, 2015, 01:37:57 am
Hey, we almost missed today's World Numbat Day. Take a moment to think of my fellow -mbats.
http://projectnumbat.squarespace.com/news/2015/10/15/celebrate-world-numbat-day-on-saturday-7-november (http://projectnumbat.squarespace.com/news/2015/10/15/celebrate-world-numbat-day-on-saturday-7-november)

Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 09, 2015, 02:19:33 pm
Hey, we almost missed today's World Numbat Day.

Man, that animal has an identity crisis.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 17, 2015, 11:47:59 pm
Awwww hoss blankies.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 19, 2015, 07:56:55 pm
The bug is gone. Wish his people luck. I'm pretty sure everything I did in the last week just made his behavior worse. I am now left alone in peace and quiet to contemplate the series of bad decisions large and small that have led me to where I am at this point in my life.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on November 20, 2015, 06:45:46 pm
I'd think getting into a pissing contest with a hoss was foolhardy enough.  A dong-waving contest would be an exercise in futility.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on November 21, 2015, 11:31:13 pm
Goddam I can't go there. You win, hoss. Well played.

Right now I am debating whether or not to tell my hoss-loving 10-year-old daughter this story.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 23, 2015, 04:17:58 pm
Goddammit, evidence of rodents in the pantry again. These cats already piss me off by outliving the pugs and making it hard to have those foster  dogs I had, and now they can't even pull their weight around the house.

Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 24, 2015, 12:57:46 pm
Maybe the evil cat reads this messageboard, because she woke me up this morning howling over the dead penis she'd brought up to the bedroom. Weird, I'd have assumed she was on Facebook instead.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on December 19, 2015, 09:35:09 pm
Damn cats!

Although, I must say, once I had a dog and cat. The dog came first into the house and the cat never really took to the dog. After the dog passed I got another and the cat loved him almost immediately. The cat's name was Rae, by the way.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 07, 2016, 01:47:51 am
'Sup Bojack?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on January 07, 2016, 10:17:22 pm
It's wombles' demented half-brother
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on February 13, 2016, 12:30:20 am
Enough with the hosss what about the goats?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on February 14, 2016, 09:51:03 pm
So what do you do with an 18 year old hoss that you can't ride?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on February 14, 2016, 10:30:53 pm
So what do you do with an 18 year old hoss that you can't ride?

Register it for the draft?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on February 15, 2016, 06:10:25 pm
So what do you do with an 18 year old hoss that you can't ride?

(https://www.frinkiac.com/meme/S11E13/726960.jpg?lines=+THAT+hoss+BETTER+WIN+OR%0A+WE%27RE+TAKING+A+TRIP+TO%0A+THE+GLUE+FACTORY)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on February 16, 2016, 04:34:26 pm
18 years isn't too old, he should be delicious.

With enough time on the smoker...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on February 16, 2016, 05:53:28 pm
But what else did they have to give you in return, after all?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on February 16, 2016, 06:59:24 pm

It's hot as baals (90d) here


STFU
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: KeithHernandez on February 16, 2016, 07:29:18 pm
It's hot as baals (90d) here

Just wearing my athletic shorts to the Russian book store this fine morning!  This, this right here, is why I moved here.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on February 18, 2016, 12:05:08 am
So how many hundreds of eggs you have to get before you break even?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on February 18, 2016, 07:01:59 am
With the prices on eggs and our usage, ROI kicks in sometime in 2025.

You probably won't be allowed to sell them, but you can give them away to your friends and neighbors.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on February 22, 2016, 07:05:37 pm
With that look in his eye, probably best to keep it out of stomping range.  And keep a candy cane in your pocket for the next time you get yourself in stomping range.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on February 23, 2016, 02:45:34 am
Are you trying to get that car stomped?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on February 23, 2016, 02:51:28 am
So, after 16 months I start seeing a monthly return of $31 on my investment in infrastructure and chattel.

Don't know how the rules are around your parts, but you probably can't sell eggs, but you might be able to barter them. If you have 6 productive hens you're going to have way more eggs than you and your family can eat on your own. You'll need an outlet for those extras. Encourage your neighbor to get a milk cow. Ha ha...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on February 25, 2016, 07:09:40 pm
Fuck you Californians and your trees already flowering.

Crepe myrtles don't bloom till midsummer here, they start this early there?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on February 27, 2016, 08:26:59 pm
Nooooo... Not the Mango tree.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on March 01, 2016, 12:21:36 am
I had to mow my lawn front weed patch for the first time this year.  The anti-watering laws killed off most of the grass.  Well, not watering killed them, but I wasn't going to risk a fine for a patch of non-native, thirsty plants.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on March 18, 2016, 08:30:32 pm
Ash's new way of deleting old posts is getting a little unsettling.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on April 07, 2016, 05:05:29 am
The family that hosss around together stays together or something like that.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on April 08, 2016, 12:11:35 pm
The missus found a 4-H summer riding camp for the youngest that sounded great. Cheap, too.

"Do they have the hosss, or are you supposed to bring your own?" I asked.

It's BYOH. Ash, can we borrow one of yours for a week in August?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 14, 2016, 11:34:49 pm

My thought was "someone having a much worse day at work than me."

Did you see the photo here? (http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/04/14/national/chimp-caught-residential-area-escaping-sendai-zoo/#.VxAo2vkXDnH)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on April 15, 2016, 07:56:43 pm
Best comment from the original website: "Furious George".
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 20, 2016, 04:17:42 pm
Male hummingbirds are notorious for fighting with each other. He may not have been looking for food...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on April 20, 2016, 05:33:37 pm
He thought you were possessed of a flower.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on April 20, 2016, 08:41:47 pm
Sound like this? (http://www.xeno-canto.org/75505)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 29, 2016, 05:26:12 pm
On the bright side, water turtles are perfectly filthy and disgusting animals to keep, so in comparison a regular giraffe tank might seem like no trouble at all.

Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 02, 2016, 10:26:16 pm
Goats!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on May 03, 2016, 12:40:27 pm
How about when they know where the roast chicken on the dining room table come from?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on May 03, 2016, 04:53:32 pm
Here's a tiny can of Dr. Pepper to toss to that tiny humpin' dog.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on May 04, 2016, 08:41:07 pm
Was calling dog Humphrey Humpity Humpington. Found out real name is Max. Disappointed, imagination was better than reality again.

You gotta admit, he is furiously trying to Max all the time.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on May 05, 2016, 02:38:54 pm
Was calling dog Humphrey Humpity Humpington. Found out real name is Max. Disappointed, imagination was better than reality again.

Max Humpington. There you go.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on May 06, 2016, 01:36:22 am
But damn. My nakedness scares herd animals. This is a real blow to the old self-esteem.

Maybe you need to look at it from another angle? Maybe your nakedness is a super power?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on May 06, 2016, 03:04:50 am
My nakedness scares herd animals. This is a real blow to the old self-esteem.

Hell, that's the ultimate compliment.  My nakedness makes old ladies faint and herd animals stampede.

I gotta put that line in a song...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on May 06, 2016, 08:21:24 pm
How did he escape?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on May 11, 2016, 07:12:38 pm
Better him than Oakey.
The oldest boy comes home last night and says: "Guess who I saw running down the street on my way to school?"

I guessed "Max Humpington?" and we all laughed.

That humpy-powered little monster is on the loose, look out world.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on May 12, 2016, 05:31:56 am
Better him than Oakey.

After the hoss escape story the other day, this was my first thought.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on May 20, 2016, 06:22:46 pm
hoss talk!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 25, 2016, 08:29:14 pm
Not clicking.

Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on May 25, 2016, 10:43:54 pm
Not clicking.

Why did I click that?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on May 26, 2016, 03:18:57 am
Oh, it ain't that bad, but I knew you would at least like a warning.

You shoulda seen when I grabbed that thing between index finger and thumb and squeezed it, though.

RULE #1: ALWAYS KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.

(very important)

Dude, what the hell! I clicked the link and I was OK with what I saw! Disturbed, but ultimately OK! And THEN YOU WROTE THAT!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on May 27, 2016, 04:10:23 pm
"little creepy kings" is worth 100 cans, minimum.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on May 28, 2016, 08:48:32 pm
This make me like the little dogtown fuckers more, not less. (http://gizmodo.com/biologists-have-learned-something-horrifying-about-prai-1766604141?utm_source=taboola)

Yeah man, that's pretty bad ass.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on May 31, 2016, 05:48:11 pm
(I built that, yes I did, every last piece of it)

But do they call ya Asherdan the Coop Builder? Och, nooooo.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on June 03, 2016, 11:47:43 pm
Recent SmartDecision: Turned off the heat lamp on the chicks three days ago. Gave them two nights to adapt in the garage and put them out in the coop yesterday.

Todays temp: 101d

They probably want to cool off under the lamp.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 18, 2016, 10:04:55 pm
That is a tough one. That is really going against his basic nature. This might be one to solve with a good fence instead of training.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on June 18, 2016, 11:24:39 pm
I have never been able to enjoy "look at these unlikely animal friends" videos for that reason. I just know that at any moment the carnivore partner is going to realize that this new thing it met is edible.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 20, 2016, 07:39:47 pm
Hooray!!!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on June 23, 2016, 05:34:48 pm
That is fuck*ng adorable
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 07, 2016, 10:44:54 pm
Today wombles harnessed the power of social media to join forces with Spouse in order to forge an unstoppable goat-alliance.

The only reasonable response was capitulation.

All hail our incoming goat-overlords.

This is definitely one of my best imaginary accomplishments.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on July 08, 2016, 12:45:38 pm
Wombat is Facebook friends with your wife? I didn't know that was allowed.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on July 08, 2016, 05:10:09 pm
My wife is familiar with "the zoo lady", "the girl who lived in Alaska", and "the flamethrower car guy".  With prompting she'll recognize "the Orange County cowboy" (she grew up in LA county).
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on July 08, 2016, 05:32:43 pm
One of the weirdest clashes ever was when Misterqueue and Hobot invited me to a party and met my roommate.

I tell a lot of my friends Wombat's advice about grad school. I hope I am repeating it correctly.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 09, 2016, 02:00:49 am
I tell a lot of my friends Wombat's advice about grad school. I hope I am repeating it correctly.

Hey, maybe you're improving it.

The Tech Staff is not on social media but he knows some of the imaginary friends from my stories. He knows the "the girl who lived in Alaska" too because Alaska appeals to him. He knows "the artcar guy" but for some reason seems to think he is a suspicious sort of internet person. Oh, and he remembers JL as Number Two.

Of course this isn't much different from how he thinks of people I know in real life. He can't tell my reptile keeper friends apart unless they have a very good epithet in his mind, like "the iguana washing lady" and "the bitter man."
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on July 09, 2016, 11:29:21 am
He knows "the artcar guy" but for some reason seems to think he is a suspicious sort of internet person.

He's probably right about that.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on July 12, 2016, 04:28:15 pm
An "iguana washer" sounds like some sort of euphemism.  Although I frequently repeat Heinlein's assertion that 90% of all "scientists" are bottle washers and cap sorters.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 12, 2016, 06:27:35 pm
No euphemism, she really gave the iguanas bubble baths.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wombatarama/206155270 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/wombatarama/206155270)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on July 12, 2016, 07:53:00 pm
That is one content-looking iguana!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on July 18, 2016, 09:02:35 pm
I like to think that the Bar Rocks are plotting a takeover move against the Buffs and Rhode Islands.

(https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13775488_1072519519484820_2695850224393764982_n.jpg?oh=f740ef9fe6e8057216d80631dfd134e2&oe=57EB29DC)

Are you playing West Side Story up in there?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on August 01, 2016, 04:37:29 pm
Congratulations on your expanding hoss.
Ribs looks a little less prominent, too. 
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on August 01, 2016, 06:51:57 pm
Last week my daughter was walking the new (to her) pony from the paddock to a stall, and he a) knocked her over and b) stepped on her hand. He's a shitbag. Fortunately nothing was broken, and the episode hasn't put her off hosss (she hasn't ridden since, but it's only been a week, and she needs a little time to recover). Hopefully she learns to be a little more careful and less happy-go-lucky when walking a pony with such poor ground manners. Shove that chumpy over and show him who's boss.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on August 01, 2016, 07:58:33 pm
I have heard it said, "There are two types of motorcyclists, those who have had accidents and those who will." I figure hoss people are the same way.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: JorgeFabregas on August 08, 2016, 07:53:04 pm
Our black lab/shepherd mix loves to chew on one of our cats. Surprisingly, the cat loves to be chewed and requests it most days.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: JorgeFabregas on August 08, 2016, 08:12:14 pm
Here are cat and dog doing their thing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6lgXNlEipw
Note: the dog is chewing on a bone at the beginning and the cat tries to get her attention.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on August 15, 2016, 09:15:59 pm
Wombats! (http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/wombat/)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on August 15, 2016, 10:21:29 pm
There is nothing common about our Wombat, however.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 15, 2016, 10:30:11 pm
Who you calling large and pudgy?!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on August 16, 2016, 12:35:24 am
Oops.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on August 19, 2016, 06:31:42 pm
Nothing to do with birds in particular, but the guinea pig has taken to loudly demanding fresh vegetables right around bedtime.  She won't stop ..chirping(?)... until the appropriate sacrifice has been made.  Considering she spends as much time as possible in hiding, this seems like a poorly negotiated relationship on my part.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: miles on August 20, 2016, 01:11:59 am
I'm gonna picture you more like this:

(https://deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/animalfriends1.png)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 22, 2016, 08:31:14 pm
“The image of the cute and cuddly wombat is a load of hogwash.” (https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/aug/22/woman-attacked-by-wombat-thought-she-was-going-to-die)

Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on August 23, 2016, 12:05:41 am
Teeth, claws, a bad attitude, and one must beware of their sizeable rump, apparently.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on August 23, 2016, 03:08:48 am
Teeth, claws, a bad attitude, and one must beware of their sizeable rump, apparently.

Them other marsupials can't deny.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on September 01, 2016, 11:13:47 pm
Are these going to be the wretched-looking vanilla-white-and-pink things the regular turkey farms churn out, or the artisinal such as heirloom gobblers that make up 99% of Thanksgiving cutout decorations?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on September 04, 2016, 10:49:21 am
BTW: they cost me $12 total and eat the same grow feed as the chickens. I'm hoping for cheap and delicious here.

I know you're into the whole joy of growing your own thing, but your birds aren't really that cheap. I usually pay as little as .39 a pound 'round Thanksgiving time. One in the oven for right now, one in the refrigerator for the following week and three fit comfortably in the freezer for throughout the rest of the year. I still have one left from last season.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on September 05, 2016, 05:40:06 pm
I've been living with cats in the last two places I've been... damn, cats are awesome. I wish they didn't make me sneeze all day every day.

The current guy is a chubby little moron. He just follows me around all day and sits 1 foot away from me.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on September 06, 2016, 01:40:14 am
I'm not in this to make money, Paul. I'm in this to gently whisper "Yum Yum in my tum tum" in a turkeys ear hole right before I pop his head offa his neck.

And that, my sick friend, is priceless.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 09, 2016, 04:55:35 pm
Those turkeys didn't need no stinking presidential pardon. Those turkeys pardoned themselves.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: JorgeFabregas on September 09, 2016, 06:29:30 pm
Give 'em hell, little turkeys, wherever you are.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on September 27, 2016, 04:54:01 pm
Get out the axe and grinding wheel.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on September 27, 2016, 05:18:43 pm
Said bye to the cat I had been living with, walked outside and saw a stray cat straight-up MURDER a pigeon. North Philly is rough place.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on September 27, 2016, 09:57:40 pm
yeah, he was a stray cat before they adopted him from a shelter. He is now the laziest fattest little guy, but we joked about his previous life on the street. all bragging about how many pigeons he took down in his day, which devolves into mumbling, then falling asleep before he finishes the story.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on September 30, 2016, 03:30:49 pm
Stupid deer.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on October 01, 2016, 05:43:18 am
Said bye to the cat I had been living with, walked outside and saw a stray cat straight-up MURDER a pigeon. North Philly is rough place.

I want this cat.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on October 14, 2016, 01:03:33 am
I would let everone of these very good boys live in my backyard. (http://jalopnik.com/watch-a-pack-of-turkish-street-dogs-tear-a-car-apart-1787747884)

Betcha they wouldn't even leave the bones behind.

That is impressive.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on October 15, 2016, 05:16:52 pm
Car must have hit something and the dogs could smell it.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on October 17, 2016, 07:36:46 pm
I like the idea of waxing your car with a ham.  Very Looney-toons.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on October 21, 2016, 01:35:07 am
I wanna see one of your home-grown eggs fried up next to a store-bought egg. Compare the shades of yellow in the yolks.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on October 21, 2016, 10:49:28 pm
I've noticed the same.  My family eats fried egg bagel sandwiches for breakfast and the backyard eggs definitely stand out.  Cracking the eggs is interesting too.  They have much harder, thicker shells than store-bought, and they actually crack instead of crush/shatter.  Very easy to one-hand them without getting shell bits in the skillet or having a finger break into the egg halfway through the process.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on October 22, 2016, 01:43:26 am
They have much harder, thicker shells than store-bought, and they actually crack instead of crush/shatter.  Very easy to one-hand them without getting shell bits in the skillet or having a finger break into the egg halfway through the process.

I've noticed that egg shells are more brittle than I remember. I was thinking it was me losing dexterity or something.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: KeithHernandez on October 26, 2016, 01:52:32 am
Can confirm.

When I was a little one my grandfather had a pot bellied pig as a pet.  He like followed him around and stuff.

Within two years it became food.

Now...my grandad was by all accounts a piece of shit in a lot of ways, but...
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on October 31, 2016, 07:08:50 pm
Okie's gonna be pissed when you eat that dude.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 04, 2016, 07:53:59 am
PROTIP: when you go to scratch an oinker on the snout and she tries to food-test your hand/fingers take any free digit and shove it into a nostril like your mining for gold. The face they make as they eject your appendage(s) from their orifice is outstanding.

We need you to provide some visual proof of this.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on November 05, 2016, 01:51:52 am
you can pick your friends, and you can pick your pig, but you can't pick your pig's... no, I guess you can if you want.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on November 07, 2016, 05:40:23 pm
Ugh.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on November 07, 2016, 05:52:32 pm
Quote
you can pick your friends, and you can pick your pig, but you can't pick your pig's... no, I guess you can if you want.

Totally bungled this.

It's: you can pick your nose, and you can pick your pig, but you can't pick your pig's... no, I guess you can if you want.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 07, 2016, 11:17:35 pm
Why did it take so long for me to see this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cteBe4gCUKo)?

That link was certainly as advertised.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on November 07, 2016, 11:31:19 pm
The bear was clearly more skilled at bicycle riding.  Not what I would have expected.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on November 11, 2016, 12:55:31 am
How big is she going to get?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on November 19, 2016, 05:02:08 am
You, the hell know what I was rooting for (http://sploid.gizmodo.com/we-could-learn-a-lot-from-this-chill-polar-bear-just-pe-1789086536):

I think I've made my feelings clear about bears.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on December 05, 2016, 05:49:09 pm
That's some quality laying.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on December 05, 2016, 06:26:02 pm
I keep thinking of her as 'delicious'.

More so everyday.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 05, 2017, 10:35:48 pm
Ag people take their shit (http://www.datefest.org/Portals/0/Comp%20Handbook/Documents/2017/Swine%202017.pdf) just as seriously as hoss people...

Are you prepared to have  your hog judged by Pat?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Victoria Waterfield on January 06, 2017, 04:54:11 am
Are you prepared to have  your hog judged by Pat?

You dis my hog, you fluff my dog?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 06, 2017, 06:17:16 am
You dis my hog, you fluff my dog?

Exactly right!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 11, 2017, 05:39:48 am
Talking with a 4H acquaintance and he mentioned he figured out the reason his chicken flock had mysterious reductions (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dG5_r_AHl0).

I never knew this was a thing. I suggested he put out a fuck*ng mineral block, hella cheaper than chickens.

Good Lord!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on January 12, 2017, 09:03:46 pm
Talking with a 4H acquaintance and he mentioned he figured out the reason his chicken flock had mysterious reductions (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dG5_r_AHl0).

I never knew this was a thing. I suggested he put out a fuck*ng mineral block, hella cheaper than chickens.

Oh, I missed this. Awesome.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on January 13, 2017, 10:37:28 pm
hosss behaving badly.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 14, 2017, 12:27:14 am
hosss behaving badly.

And cows too. Chicks don't stand a chance.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on January 17, 2017, 08:11:46 pm
I was wondering if that story was going to end with a gunshot hoss.  Glad it all worked out.  You've done good work with them both - the kid trusted you enough to know your instructions were actually going to work.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 17, 2017, 08:38:27 pm
I'm glad the hoss and kid are both alright. What does it mean to "go flat?"
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 18, 2017, 03:18:04 am
Good stuff. I figure riding hosss has something in common with motorcycles, in that there are two kinds of riders. Those who have fallen and those who will. My kid hasn't yet, and I hope when she does it turns out that well.

A few weeks ago she did go over some small jumps on Prissy the bitchy mare, who is not the least bit graceful. At one point I thought she was going to go over the front, but she held on.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 26, 2017, 12:05:33 am
Are you feeding that dog enough?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on January 26, 2017, 04:54:13 am
I like it, he's my murderous asshole.

Well said.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on January 26, 2017, 08:52:54 pm
I want to do one of those "if I acted like my cats" videos.

"Why are you eating that plant?"
"I'm soooooo hungryyyyyy"
"You ate this morning, you're not STARVING. Don't eat that paper either. Look, you have some perfectly good pretzels right here."
"Don't want those."
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on February 14, 2017, 06:39:07 pm
That's gotta be bittersweet. Boop him on the nose for me.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on February 15, 2017, 05:30:57 am
It's a short ride to the glue factory Pinto. Best behave yourself.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on February 15, 2017, 09:28:02 pm
Awww. hosss have such good noses.

Do they even have glue factories anymore?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on February 16, 2017, 01:24:32 am
I gotta say though...for Pinto and Oakie I may consider cremation (http://ddpetservices.com/). Probably not, though.

I mean, what am I gonna do with a big ass can of ash and bone chips?

A big ol' tub of glue though, that is very useful around a farm.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on February 16, 2017, 01:18:45 pm
Mayor, that shit is fun (https://www.facebook.com/andy.hoodward/videos/1324749707595132/).

I boop the nose of every hoss we meet. Haven't been bitten. Yet.
(Though Ish the one-eyed pony did kind of bite me when I fed him a carrot. I don't blame him, though, his depth perception is probably terrible.)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on March 07, 2017, 12:54:36 am
Pork party at Ash's place.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on March 08, 2017, 09:55:53 pm
Who wouldn't eat a pig named Yum Yum. That's what Charlotte should have spun into her web.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 10, 2017, 10:21:19 pm
I have a guitar that I still pick up once every couple of years, and you know what, it has never had an animal on it.  Something is not right about that.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 11, 2017, 12:43:19 am
Whichever one is sillier. The Boer definitely looks silly, but I don't know anything about their personalities. Nigerians I am pretty sure are ridiculous.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 12, 2017, 02:18:50 am
That seems insane. Shop around some more?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 12, 2017, 10:47:37 pm
I couldn't resist searching a little and around here the prices were well below a thousand dollars and some more like half that.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on March 13, 2017, 05:44:37 am
Apparently the Houston Livestock Show has a Guniea Pig Costume Contest (http://www.chron.com/entertainment/rodeo/slideshow/Rabbits-and-guinea-pigs-in-costume-at-the-rodeo-58271.php).
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on March 13, 2017, 05:52:12 am
Also, Llamas (https://youtu.be/8jjA6WZ20Vg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on March 13, 2017, 02:39:32 pm
Goats around Lexington. (https://lexington.craigslist.org/search/gra?query=goat)
Goats around Louisville. (https://louisville.craigslist.org/search/gra?query=goat)

Sorry, I'm not very up on local livestock prices.  Our agricultural activities have been more horticultural lately.  We are actively pursuing Mrs. West's dream of becoming a cut flower farmer and have been developing a business plan to efficiently use our acre and half of field as a flower-growing retirement business.  I kept telling her that my plan for a retirement business was to become a rock star, but she ain't buying it.  So, I expect to be awash in marigolds and sweet peas in a few months.  Could be worse.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on March 13, 2017, 02:58:09 pm
Goats around Lexington. (https://lexington.craigslist.org/search/gra?query=goat)

That's your new band name.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on March 13, 2017, 03:54:13 pm
That's your new band name.

It's certainly descriptive.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: KeithHernandez on March 14, 2017, 02:24:51 am
That's your new band name.

I thought it was silver Jews lyrics from a song I hadn't heard.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on March 15, 2017, 05:52:09 pm
Charm will take any hoss drugs you're givin' out.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5hg1vyWcAAhiBE.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on March 15, 2017, 07:59:11 pm
"I can SEE the MUSIC"
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on March 15, 2017, 10:22:46 pm
You're going to buy SIX goats? My work here is done.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on March 15, 2017, 10:52:11 pm
Goats around Lexington. (https://lexington.craigslist.org/search/gra?query=goat)

They have a goat tote. I wonder if they have the whole kadoodle?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on March 15, 2017, 10:56:22 pm
Well, I got a date to meet a lady whose kids have aged out of FFA

Are we talking about her children or her goats?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on March 17, 2017, 11:44:01 pm
Are we talking about her children or her goats?
<bestow'd>
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on March 30, 2017, 03:21:11 pm
I am waiting for the pictures of grilled pork chops and barbecued pork shoulder.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on March 30, 2017, 05:41:25 pm
I've got a beef guy I see regularly at farmers' markets. He'll sell you a quarter cow, about 100 lbs (post-processing) for $650. Not a bad deal, one of these days I'll actually spring for it.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on April 02, 2017, 01:41:12 pm
Jowl bacon = guanciale, past carbonara and such.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on April 03, 2017, 08:33:33 pm
I am waiting for the pictures of grilled pork chops and barbecued pork shoulder.

Hell yeah! Also, no applesauce.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on April 04, 2017, 01:20:44 am
What have you got against applesauce?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on April 04, 2017, 11:12:04 pm
What have you got against applesauce?

Nothing really. I was just keeping it Achewood 100 (https://boardgamegeek.com/camo/fbfeaefac6269c8652de2e2713f43076147d6d29/687474703a2f2f69742d69732d6c61772e636f6d2f64756d702f41636865776f6f642d43686f70734e53617563652e676966).
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on April 05, 2017, 01:53:55 am
I assume I'd find my meat more delicious, or at least I'd savour it more if I raised it. And bacon is already good, so hopefully Buckle gives you joy tears.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on April 07, 2017, 06:33:45 pm
So he's busting into the feed stores, there?
Our proxy pony Charm did something very similar. One day they couldn't find him in his usual paddock, and eventually discovered that he had gotten out, went into the upper part of the barn, and was on his second bin of chicken feed.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: side_show on April 15, 2017, 05:39:09 am
That is so much pork.  We eat so little pork it would take us maybe a decade to get through that but a lot would just go to waste.  We are not pork people.  Except for the bacon.  I could get through that much bacon and just always having bacon on hand in such an abundant supply would increase my likelihood of eating it .

Recently, while being an adult at a job where I oversee a staff of 20+ people, my mind wandered and I was thinking "pork.  Poooork.  Porking.  He he.  If they knew what I was thinking they'd lose all respect for me.  Pork.

Also, I'm so disconcerted that the butcher paper on your meat is white instead of what I consider to be the correct colour of pinky-brown that all butchers here use.  What the hell man?  Is that a thing in your area, or is your butcher some sort of hipster maverick who uses words like artisanal to describe their process?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on April 20, 2017, 12:20:55 am
White is the color here too. Must be an America vs. Canada thing. I used the white butcher paper that came with the summer sausage for my dog and crackers picture because it made it more old fashioned looking. Not hipster at all.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3934/34002402146_c47035d455_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on April 26, 2017, 03:50:35 am
How very Szyslakian!  Is there a black one hidden in there?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on April 27, 2017, 01:29:55 am
Are pickled eggs cooked? I've never had one.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on April 27, 2017, 03:12:03 am
Are pickled eggs cooked? I've never had one.

They're hardboiled first.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 16, 2017, 06:05:42 pm
OK now that's just crazy. You can't even eat them!!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 17, 2017, 04:18:49 pm
You got sulcatas at just the right time to read a pretentious NYTimes article about them.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/magazine/a-pet-tortoise-who-will-outlive-us-all.html?_r=0 (https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/17/magazine/a-pet-tortoise-who-will-outlive-us-all.html?_r=0)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 17, 2017, 08:34:06 pm
You know I could swear that at one point you said you weren't planning to get more dogs after the current ones because you wanted to be free to travel after the kids left home. I must be misremembering.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on May 31, 2017, 07:45:40 pm
Two!!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 01, 2017, 12:35:47 am
Uh, but what happens after it gets sold at auction?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 01, 2017, 10:43:24 pm
That is really old for a hoss, isn't it?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on June 02, 2017, 08:14:52 pm
With hosss do you have to take matters into your own hands or do you let nature take it's course?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 05, 2017, 04:09:25 pm
 :'(
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on June 05, 2017, 07:49:59 pm
Oh no. I didn't realize it was this soon in arriving. I thought we would have a few months to get used to the idea.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on June 06, 2017, 02:47:35 am
I'm making appointments for the vet and the livestock disposal guy this morning.

So sorry, dude.
I am scared to ask how old Charm our borrowed pony is, because I know the day he goes down will be the saddest day of my young daughter's life.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on June 06, 2017, 10:45:47 pm
sigh!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on June 14, 2017, 06:07:33 pm
So sorry.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on June 16, 2017, 03:23:52 am
Good Doggie!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on June 19, 2017, 12:21:01 am
Throwing a ball in the dark for a black dog is some kinda funny. Nobody knows where nothing is, but they all charge around at full speed trying to figure it out.

Dogs can be extremely reckless.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on June 19, 2017, 12:39:11 pm
Nobody knows where nothing is, but they all charge around at full speed trying to figure it out.

That's kind of a nice metaphor for the human condition.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on June 19, 2017, 05:20:28 pm


Also, when Cattle Dhog wants to get to a ball he shoulder checks the loaner Lab and herds him out of line, just like a fuck*ng sheep.


That's great.  I love that.  I pretty much like dogs better than most people I know.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 19, 2017, 05:37:35 pm
Even a crummy dog is better than most people.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on June 20, 2017, 12:41:49 am
Also, when Cattle Dhog wants to get to a ball he shoulder checks the loaner Lab and herds him out of line, just like a fuck*ng sheep.

That's great.  I love that.  I pretty much like dogs better than most people I know.
Even a crummy dog is better than most people.

This response doesn't make sense to me. I mean, I love dogs, they are awesome in many ways, but in this case I can't side with the dog. It's nice dog behavior, but imagine a human scenario. Dog wants his morning coffee for instance, but doesn't want to wait his turn so he cuts the queue and pushes the person in front out of the way. You would not think that dog was better than a human.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 20, 2017, 12:55:28 pm
The comparison isn't accurate. The dog example is play. I can't make an analogy because I don't know enough about sports but it's more like, if the basketball player pushed the other one out of the way to get the ball you wouldn't think he was an asshole, it's just part of the game.

But in general there is never the same kind of malice in dog behavior that there is in human behavior. Their motivations are simpler. Yes, they are selgiraffe but it's in a much more instinctive way, because in nature it's every man for himself and if you're not selgiraffe you don't survive. But they don't think they deserve their coffee first because their job is more important than the other guy's or because they are racist toward the other dog's breed or any of the ways people think they are better than other people.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on June 20, 2017, 09:52:15 pm
I'll take your point, but to be clear, dogs are racist as fuck!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 20, 2017, 11:15:51 pm
Dogs can definitely grow up to be racist about people - race or any category they haven't seen enough of to think is normal - but I don't know about other dogs. I sometimes thought Lilly was racist towards Rottweliers but we didn't see enough of them for me to be positive about it.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on June 21, 2017, 02:56:58 pm
Dogs can definitely grow up to be racist about people - race or any category they haven't seen enough of to think is normal - but I don't know about other dogs. I sometimes thought Lilly was racist towards Rottweliers but we didn't see enough of them for me to be positive about it.

I thought dogs taking subtle cues from their owners was what caused them to be racist against humans. 
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on June 21, 2017, 03:26:32 pm
It reminds me of an NFL receiver trying to get off the line of scrimmage while a DB tries to jam him up and disrupt his pattern. It's making for good sport.

My money is on the Cattle Dhog because I'm guessing he's brainier.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 21, 2017, 07:45:40 pm
I thought dogs taking subtle cues from their owners was what caused them to be racist against humans.

I'm sure it's possible for dogs to also pick up on their owner's fear and discomfort with certain kinds of people. But Momo reacted differently to black men until I worked with her specifically on that and she wasn't getting it from me. It was just another of the things she was anxious about because she'd never left the house for the first nine months of her life - like cars driving by, and umbrellas, and children, and people walking quickly.... The vast majority of what dogs are afraid of is stuff that is unfamiliar to them. That's why modern puppy training puts a huge emphasis on exposing a puppy to all kinds of situations and things and people at the right developmental stage. When I used to teach Puppy Kindergarten we'd bring weird objects to class, have them walk on unusual surfaces, and have people come in walking funny in weird hats and clothes and such. You can never guess what odd detail a dog is going to pick up on and decide is a problem so you just throw everything at them that you can think of. She didn't have any of that, so she was a hot mess  and it took a huge amount of work to get her to the point she is now, which is just horribly dog reactive.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 21, 2017, 08:12:29 pm
They really don't which is why it's so important to have exposure at the right stage. Momo is a lot better now only because I have very specific technical training skills and experience that I was able to apply along with very good and specialized professional help. And also because I never let my guard down - every walk with her is still a training session. I expect that she would revert very quickly in someone else's hands.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on June 22, 2017, 06:41:14 pm
Sometimes I have half a mind to turn off the filter that is messing the hell out of that link.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on June 22, 2017, 07:32:56 pm
I've been taking Oakie out for a ride at 05:30 because of murder heat avoidance. I forgot, there's something about being all fresh and hungry that makes a hoss triple-extra spunky. The barrel headed donkey has been acting like he's 10 again, it's making for fun rides with a dash of OH SHITS THIS IS IT! sprinkled on top.

ALSO: I'm shopping (http://www.hossclicks.com/big-solid-mare-for-sale/hosss/984067)

You really should come check out hoss country sometime.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on June 23, 2017, 01:13:53 pm
You really should come check out hoss country sometime.

TOUAMB meetup in Kentucky! hosss! Bourbon!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on June 23, 2017, 02:39:47 pm
Absolutely!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on June 23, 2017, 04:52:26 pm
Again?!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: AugustWest on June 23, 2017, 05:38:35 pm
Yeah, I had a meeting with Lexmark on the north side of that damn silly ring highway.


Ah Lexington.  They built that highway (New Circle Road) in the early 60s, but screwed up by only making the southern half of it limited access.  It's caused horrible traffic problems to this day.  Then in the late 80s, Lexington had grown enough that they need to build another bypass around the city.  So heeding the lessons of history, they made this one limited access thus alleviating much of the city's horrible congestion.  No wait.  That's the opposite of what happened.  They made the same idiotic mistake again.

I think maybe you should adopt/borrow 20 more dogs, train 'em for a while and you can run full scrimmages.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: pmcd9 on June 26, 2017, 06:44:29 pm
I think maybe you should adopt/borrow 20 more dogs, train 'em for a while and you can run full scrimmages.

Yes, yes, I am completely loving the football analogies. So, what breeds would be best suited for the different positions?

Let's see, for QB you gotta go with the Border Collie because they are the smartest. Wide Receiver, that's where you need speed, so greyhound. Of course Ash, we'd have your cattle dog playing safety. English Bulldog on the O-Line?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: jaydub on July 06, 2017, 05:34:07 pm
That moose is not even trying.  During a 1999 trip to Yellowstone, one of them got tired of the crowd of onlookers cramping his style in a meadow.  He was about 100 yards off the road.  I was about 20 yards off the road.  I noticed he was getting perturbed (he'd stopped eating and had fixed a beady eye on us), and looked for an exit route just in case.  When I looked back I saw him take off towards us.  I pretty much teleported myself onto the top of a piece of road construction equipment that was parked on the shoulder.  In the time it took me to cover 20 yards, he covered about 80 - and for a human I'm not slow.   All the other scattering people probably slowed him some too as he tried to figure out who to toss.  In the end, he seemed satisfied with the results and walked off.  I waited till he was out of sight before getting down from the grader/loader thing.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 12, 2017, 03:49:19 pm
Ugh. I'll try to be thankful next time Momo eats rabbit poop that that's the worst she can get at.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 13, 2017, 03:49:54 pm
More hosss!
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on July 13, 2017, 06:21:57 pm
ALSO: Oreo let me open her mouth and check her choppers, handle her feet, flop in the saddle weird/awkward (I did it on purpose) and didn't bat an eye when I stood next to her head talking with Spouse and the owner and casually tested her out by waving a random arm in the air now and then. And she rode around responding to only heel and leg pressure, I didn't even have to neck rein and would give me a walk and a big bobbing thoroughbred trot at the first ask.

GODDAMN that's a fine hoss with one (kinda major) flaw.

Yeah, that's good. C said to me today that when she rode a friend's pony, it had a real smooth trot, and a smooth canter, and did a better job of stopping when she asked, and was generally better mannered.
I managed not to say "That's because Charm is kind of a shit!" but man I was thinking it.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on July 19, 2017, 06:54:52 pm
She does, however, eat like a champ, so no problems with that part of the move.

I have yet to meat a hoss that doesn't eat like a champ, but small sample size.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on July 20, 2017, 08:25:45 pm
Did she get a new name?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 17, 2017, 12:41:24 am
Why do you care about conformation on pigs? Is the bacon less delicious if his toes aren't perfect?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: theinevitable on August 17, 2017, 02:08:47 am
If they are really cute you can salt the bellies with tears which saves a few cents a lb, really adds up if it's a well-fed pig
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 17, 2017, 05:00:26 pm
But why will people pay more for the pretty pig at auction? Like I know there are kinds of livestock that people breed fancy for show. But these are just for eating, yes?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 17, 2017, 08:40:13 pm
Maybe they throw in extra because they know not all of them usually make it? Really, it's kind of surprising any of them do, via the post office.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Asherdan on August 31, 2017, 06:15:18 pm
Cocoa has a lip tattoo, meaning she was a registered thoroughbred bred for the track. I found the Jockey Club ID system, looking forward to submitting her info and getting a copy of her breeding papers. It'll be neat to see her history.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on August 31, 2017, 06:34:47 pm
That's interesting. I wonder how hard it is to get a hoss to hold still to have its lip tattooed?
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Asherdan on August 31, 2017, 08:06:12 pm
You won't like the answer to that.

They use a rope snaffle (or another appliance (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWEnc7BrizA))to twist the lip up over the nose and the discomfort from the tension around the sensitive nose area keeps them from moving much.

Snaffles are fucked. I won't own one. I got Cocoa to let me flop her upper lip over for a quick peek because she's starting to trust me.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Asherdan on September 02, 2017, 11:46:11 pm
The first letter of Cocoa's tattoo is F, so she was born in 2002. Took photos so I'll play with the contrast an figure out the rest.

It's going to cool to use the Jockey Club system to get her papers.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Asherdan on September 15, 2017, 08:32:38 pm
One of the chickens is straight slacking:

(https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21727975_1589691971100903_6465339793310173568_n.jpg?oh=2ac6c6c23d813f1e73aa4545e68c4a20&oe=5A4CDFC4)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Carlos del Vaca on September 17, 2017, 11:45:15 am
I'm calling bullshit on that egg.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Asherdan on September 19, 2017, 05:50:40 pm
They love it when you do this...

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/21369131_1577106492359451_4718516398482324718_n.jpg?oh=98635f2079b75879ebaa2eb468015204&oe=5A55F45B)
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: wombat on September 19, 2017, 07:23:01 pm
Such an undignified photo.
Title: Re: Aminals
Post by: Asherdan on September 19, 2017, 08:33:39 pm
Her number is F203(X). I'm going to take another shot at nailing down the last digit, I'm surprisingly geeked at getting her breeding and registration papers. I mean, we're not going to breed her or anything but it would be nice to know the history.

Here's some turkeys for you in the meanwhile:

(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/q83/p526x296/21463015_1592800794123354_4701273286184454208_n.jpg?oh=2c2dc7f20186ea68f977afd8602f0657&oe=5A5603C6)

I turned them out to their future home while I cleaned out the breeder this weekend. They seemed to like the freedom.